Robin Williams Filmin premieres in Spain the documentary on the last days of Robin Williams
Lto platform Filmin premieres exclusively in Spain he ‘Robin’s Wish’ (Robin’s Wish) , the “emotional documentary that recounts the Last days of the life of Robin Williams and his legacy as an actor. “
“Exclusive premiere of the emotional documentary that recounts the last days of the life of Robin Williams and his legacy as an actor. Through various testimonies, including those of his wife, Susan Schneider, we discover the effects of the neurodegenerative disorder he suffered, known as dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) “, as they present in Filmin the 78-minute documentary directed by Tylor Norwood on the Robin Williams (63 years old) last days before committing suicide by hanging himself from a closet in his bedroom on August 11, 2014.
In the documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ the director Tylor Norwood rules out that drugs or depression were the causes of Robin Williams suicide.
The actor, famous for his leading roles in The Club of Dead Poets, The Indomitable Will Hunting, Awakenings or Good morning Vietnam, suffer from Lewy body dementia (Lewy Body Dementia) y Tylor Norwood runs through his struggle with her with extreme harshness.
“It wasn’t until after Robin’s death, at the autopsy, that the source of his terror was revealed: he had diffuse Lewy body disease. It was one of the worst cases that medical professionals had seen,” he says. Susan Schneider Williams, viuda de Robin Williams.
In the documentary Robin Williams’ struggle with Lewy body dementia is recounted with extreme starkness.
Bruce Miller, director of the Center for Memory and Aging at the University of California San Francisco, explains that “Lewy body dementia is a devastating disease. It is deadly and rapidly evolving. Analyzing how it affected Robin’s brain, I discovered that it was the most aggressive case of Lewy I’ve seen in my entire career years. Virtually every area of his brain had been affected. It’s really amazing that he could move or walk. “
Susan Schneider Williams tells in ‘Robin’s Wish’ the moment when she discovered that her husband had committed suicide by hanging himself in her room.
“We meditated together every morning. When I got up and saw that the door to his room was still closed, I thought, ‘My God, he’s sleeping! It’s a very good sign. His assistant came because they had work to do and it was time to leave. So I said, ‘Send me a message when you wake up.’ After a while I got one that said, ‘You haven’t got up yet, what do I do?’ Then I knew something was wrong, very wrong. I replied ‘Wake him up immediately and call me’. Then he called me and … “, says the actor’s widow.
“During the last year of his life, Robin faced anxiety, paranoia, insomnia, terrifying altered realities and a rollercoaster of hope and despair,” explained Susan Schneider Williams in the presentation of the documentary.
For his part, director Shawn Levy, who worked with Robin Williams on his last film (‘Night at the Museum 3’), tells how bad the actor had it during filming: “Robin Williams was very frustrated. I remember him telling me : “I’m not me anymore. I don’t know what’s happening to me. I’m not me anymore.” It was obvious that something was wrong “.
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Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.