It Is Not Over Yet

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Denmark
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Systems Down
Film Subjects:Aging & Mortality
European Cultures & Issues
Health & the Pandemic
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Louise Detlefsen
Producer(s):Malene Flindt Pedersen
Writer(s):Louise Detlefsen
Editor(s):Julie Winding
Jakob Juul Toldam
Cinematography:Per Fredrik Skiold
Sound:Rasmus Winther
Maximillian Pontgratz


Systems Down: Challenging the status quo

Inspired by Florence Nightingale's methods from 150 years ago, a small nursing home in Denmark practises a controversial treatment for people with dementia: a prescription of hugs, conversation, eye contact, cake and cocktails. The staff shift the focus from medicine to "care treatment," enhancing the residents' quality of life by encouraging a sense of community that celebrates life, creates comfort and increases conversation. It Is Not Over Yet provides an urgently needed and aspirational portrait of long-term care that inspires a complete overhaul of how the elderly and people with dementia are treated in the healthcare system. It has become obvious, now more than ever before, that the power of kindness and the need for human contact are essential requirements for health and happiness for all ages, and this life-affirming and uplifting look at caregiving, aging and death adds hospice hygge to that list. Angie Driscoll

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.


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