2016 / 100 minutes / Production : 24 images, Die Gesellschaft (Germany)
Sebastian Wants to Remember is the story of a photographer, who loses his memory after a stroke. The first recollection that comes back to him is from a life that he’d kept hidden from Rose, his wife of 40 years. His process of remembering is disruptive, unsettling their quiet retired life. If Rose wants to restore her husband, she must embark with him on a daunting journey in search of his past.
Guided by photographs Sebastian had secretly stored, the journey brings them face to face with discoveries that might well shatter their relationship.
Sebastian has to make peace with a past that he had long buried and Rose has to confront the harsh truth of what her husband has kept from her thus far.
Making Sebastian and Rose walk a razor’s edge with their lifelong marriage hanging in a balance, Sebastian Wants to Remember is a close examination of human companionship as its protagonists travel over 3000 kilometres in a fascinating, modern journey across India.
Locarno Film Festival’s Open Doors
NFDC scriptwriter’s lab 2011
NFDC Film Bazaar Co-Production market 2012