Alice: Ignorance Is Bliss

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Alice: Ignorance is Bliss
Ignorance is Bliss, Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Thomas McNaught
Starring Alice Whinnett
Edited by Thomas McNaught
Release date
  • 25 March 2014 (2014-03-25)
Running time
7 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Alice: Ignorance is Bliss is a 2014 short documentary by Thomas McNaught. It was featured on BBC Three’s FRESH scheme.[1]

The documentary was nominated for Best British Short Film[2] at the 28th Leeds International Film Festival – where it received a special mention[3] – and was shortlisted for Independent Age’s "Best Factual New Media Content" at the Older People Media Awards.[4]

Plot[edit]

In 2004, Alice Whinnett was diagnosed with dementia. Over the following decade, her condition naturally worsened, and everything in her world changed, all apart from how her "favourite grandson" behaved with her. In this short documentary, grandson Thomas McNaught gives a brief look at the relationship between his 84-year-old grandmother and himself, showing a lighter side to the disease that breaks so many families apart.

Cast[edit]

  • Alice Whinnett as herself

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC FRESH: Alice, by Thomas McNaught".
  2. ^ "Alice, Leeds International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 6 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Winning Short Films, Leeds International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 7 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "The Older People in the Media Awards 2014 Shortlist". Archived from the original on 6 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.

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