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Mamma Gógó - Trailer

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Uploaded on Oct 14, 2011

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Mamma Gógó is about Gógó, an elderly lady, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer disease and her son's and family's reaction to her illness. While Gógó is continuously getting herself into trouble, of the kind only a person with Alzheimer can, the son, the director is struggling with financial troubles after his film Children of Nature has flopped in the cinema. As Gógó's disease progresses her family decides that it is best for her to move to a nursing home. Gógó and her deceased husband, who appears on the scene, are not happy with that decision. The director is dependant on others when it comes to his finances and when Gógó settles into the nursing home he decides to sell his mother's apartment and valuable artwork but the profits of the sale help him to get by.

The Icelandic film 79' af stöðinni from 1961 comes to play in Mamma Gógó but the leading couple in that film were Kristbjörg Kjeld and Gunnar Eyjólfsson the same actors who play Gógó and her deceased husband in Mamma Gógó. Gógó's memories of her husband are also connected to 79' af stöðinni but scenes from the film will be used in Mamma Gógó when Gógó reflects on her life while disappearing more and more into her disease.

Mamma Gógó demonstrates the tragicomical side of Alzheimer and the difficulties and conflict of the relatives is portrayed in a unique way in the mother and son's relationship. Simultaneously, Fridrik satirizes the political environment of his society which has affected his film making -- for better and for worse.

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