“Hermann”, a touching true story

Giulia Guido

Hermann” is an animated short film made by the Spanish studio 23lunes that tells the story of an elderly Alzheimer’s violinist who plays from his balcony every day.

The director Jordi García was inspired by a true story that happened during the lockdown in Spain: in the Galician city of Vigo an old man with Alzheimer’s used to play his harmonica and, during the lockdown, his caregiver convinced him to always play at 8 p.m., making him believe that the applause that the Spanish people were giving at that time for the health care staff was actually for him.

“Hermann” is a touching story, capable of going straight to the heart.

Written by Giulia Guido
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