Reviews and Festivals
"Alice Cares is crafted to allow the viewer to perceive the subjects and research team as the pilot proceeds and draw their own conclusions without the input of expert interviews. The film flows with an unhurried, gentle attentiveness to detail that illustrates the poignant nobility of the elderly female subjects without patronizing them. Highly recommended especially for adult audiences interested in gerontology."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Fascinating documentary...A remarkable representation of how technology can be combined with human care to support seniors living independently...the content brings science and sentiment together in an exceptionally moving way."
"Proves as unassumingly delightful as its eponymous, diminutive "care-robot". Touching lightly on social and technological themes that are increasingly relevant to nearly all industrialized societies, this quiet charmer bowed at Rotterdam ahead of its local release and deserves wider exposure via festivals and small-screen outlets...By the last scene many viewers will have warmed to the tiny 'droid in much the same way as the three elderly women: seeing 'her' being locked away in a cupboard evokes unexpected feelings of compassion."
— The Hollywood Reporter
"A compelling, sometimes heartbreaking, and in moral sense totally confusing documentary"
— International Film Festival Rotterdam
"Barely editorializing for a moment, this simple account of android life in the real world turns out to be the most profound, heartbreaking and morally challenging film about artificial intelligence yet."
— New Zealand International Film Festival
"A gripping and touching documentary that raises many questons."
"This thought-provoking documentary captures the caregiver robot providing a surprising amount of interaction for mobility-challenged people who may otherwise go numerous days without seeing another person."
— The Georgia Straight
"Watching this documentary, you can't escape the thought that Alice also seems like a high-tech band-aid, that is trying to heal the impact of traumatic social transformations. One of the important questions is: to what extent should we leave the caring to robots?"
— Studium Generale, Universiteit Utrecht
Pariscience International Film Festival, Prix Gran Ecran
NWO/KNAW, Eureka Award
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Vision du Reel
Shine Bosch Arts Festival
Dutch Language Festival
Print Screen Festival
Open City Documentary Festival
New Zealand International Film Festival
Film by the Sea
Nederlands Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Pariscience International Film Festival
360º Film Festival
InScience Film Festival
Leeds International Film Festival
The Tel-Aviv Utopia Festival
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
Salem Film Festival
One World Human Rights Documentary Festival
Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
American Documentary Film Festival
The cinematheque: Frames of Mind
Filmtheater De Nieuwe Scene
Legacy Film Festival on Aging
CNEX - Taiwan