For as long as Arami can remember, her mother suffers from epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. As the only child of an absent father, Arami had to be responsible for herself and her mother at a very young age, a situation which proved to be a very demanding. Then, ten years ago, she could somehow cut the cord, as she found her own happiness in Switzerland, where she is living with her partner Patrick. Her mother is still living in Paraguay and Julia, an untrained helper, cares for her around the clock for a modest salary. However, her mother’s health is increasingly deteriorating. Julia can no longer cope with the situation and wants to quit her job. Since no one can expect Julia to look after Arami’s mother, Arami has to return to Paraguay. Will she be able to find a solution for her mother in a country, where the caretaking of the elderly is mainly up to their relatives? And if so, should she give up her happiness in Europe and go back to her mother?
Cloudy Times is a supremely personal film about an universal issue, we all have to face: What are we going to do with our parents, once they are old and ill?
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