A film full of unforgettable portraits of people navigating the most profound challenges


Written and developed by

Kristof Bilsen and Xan Márquez Caneda


In a small village in Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s. Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland. MOTHER is a character-driven film that allows us to explore the struggles of motherhood and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones. It is the powerful connection between patients and caregivers that will challenge our preconceptions. Both Pomm and her patients are trying to recover the pieces of their lives that are gone, but through love and kindness they will learn to care for each other.

“Tender portrait of a charismatic carer” – the Guardian

“Films must be honest about tragedy”- Kristof in the Guardian

MOTHER is a production by Limerick Films, an independent production company based in Belgium and is co-produced by Marion Hänsel (Man’s Films) and Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen (HALAL). World premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 and in the Netherlands at IFFR 2020.