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Unsettling The Patron Saints Looks at Life in Nursing Home

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood August 31, 2011 at 5:15AM

The Patron Saints provides an unsettling glimpse inside the disquieting and often disturbing life at a nursing home (trailer posted below). In this documentary, which will debut at the Toronto Film Festival, filmmakers Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky use a storytelling approach to provide a cinematic narrative to this often-ignored subject.
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Thompson on Hollywood

The Patron Saints provides an unsettling glimpse inside the disquieting and often disturbing life at a nursing home (trailer posted below). In this documentary, which will debut at the Toronto Film Festival, filmmakers Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky use a storytelling approach to provide a cinematic narrative to this often-ignored subject.

The duo have been collaborating for the past several years; their work has shown at Sundance, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Edinburgh film festivals, winning awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, and the Athens International Film Festival.
 

This article is related to: Directors, Festivals, Genres, Video, First Look, Toronto, Documentaries, Trailers


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