When we enter Roland and his mother Julia’s lives in 2013, they are both aware of Julia’s incurable lung cancer. We follow them in their everyday lives, as well as in their memories of the past. Ever since the decline of Roland’s mental health, they have lived in strong symbiosis. More often than not, mother and son have different views of the world and their own lives. Even though they share a sense of humor and have great affection for each other, they frequently find themselves in conflicts and fiery discussions.
A dying showgirl and her son in space tells the story of Roland and his mother, during Julia’s last year. Images of the present and the past are intertwined as their spectacular life story unfolds. Expected premiere in 2022.