Astu - So Be It
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Family Care and Dementia
Astu - So Be It

Regie: Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar
Land: India, 2013
Länge: 121 Min.
Darsteller: Mohan Agashe, Ila Bhatey, Om Bhutkar
Altersempfehlung: ab 12 Jahren; Original Hindi mit englischen Untertiteln

Dr. Chakrapani Shastri, a retired Sanskrit professor, is now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. When he sees an elephant in the streets of Pune he follows the animal and its guide, leaving his daughter in panic and regret for losing sight of him. The movie joins both his daughter, who relives moments of the past while searching for her lost father, as well as Dr. Shastri as he lives his day with the elephant and its caretakers from moment to moment. Depicting the ways Alzheimer’s disease affects not just the live of the patient, but of all people around him, the movie outlines the importance of relationships, care, and affection instead of medical interventions, leading for all people involved to the not resigning, but forward-looking realization of Astu (So be it).


Mumbai (India), Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Library: Sa, 05.10.19, 18:30 Uhr (Eintritt frei)
Veranstalter: South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University
In Kooperation mit: Institute of Gerontology (IFG) & Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), Heidelberg University with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai
Diskutant/in: Dr. Mohan Agashe, Main Actor and Psychiatrist