LDF 2017
Festival of International Documentaries



Casa Blanca

Aleksandra Maciuszek – Poland – 2015 - 60 mts.

Aleksandra Maciuszek

An old woman watches over a grown-up son with Down syndrome, her only

caretaker. One day, she falls ill.

Casa Blanca is a small fishing village on the Gulf of Havana. Nelsa (76) and her son

Vladimir (37), who has Down syndrome, share a tiny room in an overcrowded multi-

family building. Vladimir is the only caretaker for ailing Nelsa, and Nelsa is the only

person to watch over Vladimir, who easily gets into trouble. Their relationship is filled

with conflicts: she is trying to control her son, while he prefers to help fishermen at

work, have fun and drink rum with them, rather than spend time with his mother.

Every day Nelsa wanders the streets of Casa Blanca in search of her only child not

returning home early.

One day, she falls ill.


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