A profoundly personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of the human brain, after Lotje Sodderland miraculously survives a hemorrhagic stroke and finds herself starting again in an alien world, bereft of language and logic.
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She teaches us how to handle things with a big smile on. As far as soft-docs go, I really enjoy this. As a poet and a writer, this is SO(!) scary... the human body and its limits: what a sick jackpot. I trully wish her all the best.
That last moment in the dinner when finally Lynch speaks in the screen to Lotje was like twin peaks final season. Vulnerability of human brain is fucking scary; Lotje awareness of her own process is uncanny. I am taking up trascendental meditation after this.
Bello, delicato ma anche inquietante. Riesce a cambiare registro velocemente passando dalla storia struggente di una sopravvissuta all'esplorazione dell'incomprensibile mente umana. I riferimenti a Lynch (che è produttore esecutivo del progetto) sono tantissimi, e la vicenda è incredibilmente permeata da una atmosfera di ambiguità tra reale e irreale. Finale davvero commovente.
As my mum suffered a severe stroke in her 30s and I have witnessed her learning how to speak, read, write and do everything from scratch again, I thought I'd give this a try. I would have loved a delicate, intimate insight into Lotje’s story. However, all the special effects and annoying reverberations that were supposed to render the impact of her stroke, are what made me absolutely loathe this.
One of a kind and hypnotizing. Really unlikely how this project came about, and the execution has a special quality. Blurs the line between documentary and fiction, science and art, personal and universal.