Paul Ballerini (Canada)
Duration: 15′ 18″
Gabriella’s mother suffered a stroke that left her half-paralyzed and unable to care for herself. For the last ten years, Gabriella has been mostly unable to leave her home. Routine Seasons explores how the love and sacrifice we offer others and impose onto ourselves can evolve into guilt and resentment. Paul Ballerini enters this house alone and creates a piece that explores the hidden experiences in this home and how reality can be perceived by the individuals living it. Distorted viewpoints, the passing of seasons, politics, the juxtaposition of public and private space, and a filmmaker’s obsession all converge to dissect the family’s predicament.