“Die letzte Pointe” – 90 min., Swiss-German
Not available in English. Currently in Swiss movie theatres.
Monica Gubser, 86, plays 89 year old Gertrud Forster who – quite energetic, sprightly and independent – begins to think she’s on the verge of dementia when she doesn’t remember the date with good looking gentleman George standing in her door with a bouquet of flowers. In conjunction with other forgetfulness she begins to become aware of, Gertrud is jolted to her core, contemplating drastic measures.
Well-known Swiss film maker Rolf Lyssy, 81, (Die Schweizermacher), delivers with sensitivity and humor a charming, slightly old-fashioned and positive film around the poles of “active seniors and self-determined ending of life around which the discussion of aging centers,” according to Lyssy, in Switzerland.