remember me

Life could be perfect for two lovers expecting their first child. But when rising opera star Elina begins acting bizarrely, junior doctor Max struggles with his self-doubt. Can their love overcome what threatens to destroy their family?

When junior doctor Max runs into dazzling opera singer Elina, it's love at first sight. Soon they move in together, expecting their first child. But when Elina slowly starts acting bizarrely, their good fortune is disturbed. For some reason she seems to be losing interest in Max and her child, and the couple gets stuck in fights. Max drifts into drugs, blaming himself for the failure of his family, while Elina appears more and more elusive.
As the pandemic hits, their troubles advance to an alarming stage, turning their lives upside down.

  • Lukas Olszewski
  • Lukas Olszewski
  • Lukas Olszewski
  • Solgerd Isalv
    Key Cast
  • Lukas Olszewski
    Key Cast
  • Noëlla Eckstein
    Key Cast
    "Sophia "
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    remember me
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    39 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2023
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    English, German, Swedish
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    Digital, RED Komodo
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Director Biography - Lukas Olszewski

Lukas Olszewski was born in Munich in 1986. He graduated from medical school at the University of Tuebingen in 2014 and has worked as a resident doctor in internal medicine and kids & adolescent mental healthcare. Following his artistic passion, Lukas received his acting training at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute New York City. He recently starred as a Co-Lead in the independent feature film "Fraternity" available on Amazon. He is currently working as a freelance writer, director and actor, living in Leipzig, Germany.

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Director Statement

What makes "remember me" unique?

I did not choose the story of "remember me", it had chosen me, long before I knew. Three years ago, in April 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, I was faced with the most painful situation (I would never have thought of) in my life: I had to explain my now eight year old daughter that her mother was suffering from a strange type of early-onset dementia. At the young age of 36... That there was (and still is) no cure... Except that she, a beautiful and talented musician, couldn't feel that there was anything wrong with her. For years I had been searching for answers subconsciously, for explanations for the changes in my partner's personality and behavior I couldn't grasp, for the root of our relationship problems that no-one could help us solve, for an affliction that is still widely unknown even amongst medical workers, but from which many people are suffering worldwide, without knowing. I learned all about that condition later. This film is the result of my arduous personal healing process and a cry for awareness. The film is fictional, but the story is real, ongoing and universal.

What is my goal?

With my debut film "remember me" dealing with the strange and insidious disease called Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), I want to share the unique story of a young family struck by this fate – in the hope of helping many others suffering in the dark. I hope my film helps raising awareness for FTD and thereby changing the fact that most patients go for many years without a diagnosis. Too many people are living with the daily trauma of seeing their loved ones change before their eyes, with medical staff being just as baffled as they are. I want families to get help sooner, and for them to be able to access full support from the moment of diagnosis.