The Dunes (2013)

Set in a forgotten and decadent care home by the sea, 'The Dunes' is a story about finding beauty, realising strength and discovering hope. It explores the last period of human life, when ... See full summary »

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Irene Calvo Romero

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Set in a forgotten and decadent care home by the sea, 'The Dunes' is a story about finding beauty, realising strength and discovering hope. It explores the last period of human life, when we are faced with the thoughts of losing ourselves and our memories. Shot in a simple and lyrical way, infused with deep metaphors, the film follows the complicated but charming relationship of two care home patients, Eric and Thomas, who both have opposite attitudes towards life. This film tells the charming story of ERIC, an 80 year old retired painter who yearns for his past, who finds he is still mentally and physically able to wander the care home. He feels no relation towards his fellow residents, and fears them on some level - their degenerative state offers him his future. Eric knows in his heart that he will end up stuck if he stays too long, so he constantly seeks freedom - either through death or escape. With the unexpected arrival of his new next-door neighbour, a man unable to walk, Eric...

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UK

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English

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2013 (UK) See more »

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