STILL HERE ALREADY THERE
I am showing in a radical personal approach the gradual disappearing of my husband, Jochen Foelster, 69 years old (theatre director and stage actor). And I accompany him in this, through the three and a half years of his struggle with cancer, in his daily life, and also with the camera. Someone has a cancer diagnosis. Like thousands of people every year. How does he deal with it? How doe I and our daughter, Rosa Hannah Ziegler, (feature film director) – how are we dealing with it privately, and how are we dealing with it as a director and a camera woman? I am trying to find images with my subjective gaze, not only for his suffering, the constant increase of his disappearing, but also his strength, his patience and calmness, comical and serene moments as well in this story of a fading away. This is not a film for the faint-hearted, for it makes one think about how it will be some time, when one must take one’s last path, “playing one’s last role”.
- Director Rosa Hannah Ziegler, Roswitha Ziegler (Wendländische Filmkooperative)