The woman next door
Over the years, the residents of Emerald Street have become more than just neighbours, they have built lasting friendships over a drink and chat on their back verandahs.
Now a new chapter begins with the children having left home.
Polly embarks on a surprising long-distance relationship. But she worries about her friend next door. Stella's erratic behaviour is starting to resemble something much more serious than endearing eccentricity..
With her trademark warmth and wisdom, Liz Byrski involves us in the lives and loves of Emerald Street, and reminds us what it is to be truly neighbourly.
This is an intimate portrait of Frank, a man in his late eighties who finds himself caring for his wife of 61 years.
Whilst no formal diagnosis is ever made, it is apparent that Irene has dementia and requires more support to continue to live at home.
Facing the realities of their changing circumstances,
Whilst taking on more tasks within the home, to compensate for Irene’s changing abilities, Frank also contends with the concerns of his seven children and their preference to have Irene, or possibly both Frank and Irene, getting professional care or support.
Still Mine is ultimately a story about a relationship between husband and wife and their staunch determination to remain together and care for one another.
Whilst their situation bends them, it does not break them and Still Mine is, among other things, a story of triumph.
Dementia is not overtly referred to in this film and the carer role that Naomi occupies is quite lightweight – focused on companionship ..