Egon, a pensioner suffering from dementia, is not treated particularly well by his family. His everyday life consists of humiliation and neglect as well as memories of a better time. One day, his long-lost son comes to visit with his fiancée and her parents to take a family portrait for the upcoming wedding and to get to know each other.
“As a filmmaker, I’ve always had a keen interest in exploring new and unconventional points of view and putting viewers in situations they’ve never encountered before. Through personal experiences with dementia, the idea was born to show the world from the point of view of a dementia sufferer. After many conversations with those affected, their friends and relatives, images emerged for me that can now be seen in LETHE. The most important thing for me was not just to tell a story about this topic, but to make it tangible.”