2019 FILMS

Her name was

Belgium / 2018 / 18 minutes

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (Ageism)

Sun / June 9 / 4:30 pm

Presented By

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

Her name was


“Her name was” is an ode to my grandmother. The films tells the story of Ida, an old lady who wastes away in a retirement home. Her weakened muscles have forced her into a wheelchair, her bladder fails to warn her in time, her free will slips through her trembling hands as the caretakers make the decisions for her. Then one day she meets a new resident, Jef. He becomes her legs, her hands, her body. Together they revolt against the retirement home and break the routine that Ida’s been stuck in.


Courts Mais Trash – Best Film
Festival Studentskog Filma – Best Fiction Film
FirstCut – Best Editor


Director(s): Helena Dalemans
Writer(s): Helena Dalemans
Featuring: Janine Bischops, Francois Beukelaers

Please note that this film is a part of a screening on Ageism/Elder Abuse. Some of the films in this screening contain coarse language, sexual content and nudity, and disturbing subject matter and tone.