The Hospice by Chang-Jae Lee
South Korea | 2014 | 98” | Color
2014 Busan International Film Festival | Wide Angle: Documentary Competition
2014 Docs Port Incheon | Opening Showcase
This film is set in a hospice located outskirts of Seoul, where terminal patients who cannot find any more hope come to finalize their lives.
On average, a patient spends his or her last 21 days in the hospice, trying to make the most out of what remains of life and preparing for a peaceful death.
Some succeed in spending quality time with their beloved, but others keep struggling against the reality of their imminent death. The film invites the audiences to the hospice and offers a unique opportunity to observe the patients and how they deal with death.