How do you react when you are told you have an incurable illness? When producer Kees Rijninks, husband of filmmaker Carmen Cobos, is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, they both feel their world falling apart. After months of sadness, anger and denial, they are now trying to find a new balance in their lives. In TOGETHER they follow a group of incurably ill patients, their partners and their neurologist for a year to find an answer to the question of how people deal with the knowledge that they will slowly waste away with no prospect of recovery.
She was born in Andalusia and, in the nineties she worked as a documentary filmmaker for the BBC and other British production companies. In 1997 she moved to the Netherlands, where she performed several executive production duties for Ryninks Films for several years, before founding her own production company, Cobos Films. In 2007 she began to develop fiction projects, without abandoning her regular work as producer of documentary films. In 2010 she chaired the jury for Seminci’s Time of History section. Four years later she presented in this same section her own documentary Imperfect Harmony which was followed in 2015 by Nelsons N 5, also screened in Valladolid’s documentary slot. In 2016 she returned to the Valladolid Festival with Daniele Gatti - Obertura para un director de orquesta.
Friday 25: Cervantes Theater, 9:45 pm
Saturday 26: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 4:45 pm