A wife’s frustration and loneliness grows daily as she comes to terms with both her husband's deteriorating state and her own mortality.
"Rekuwerdo" a word that means "memory" in Filipino, takes an intimate look at the life of a family struggling with the impact of dementia. Pining, a 73-year-old woman, is physically and emotionally exhausted from caring for her ailing husband, 77-year-old Pedring. Already in the late stages of Alzheimer's, Pedring is unable to care for himself and no longer recognizes either his wife or son. He lives in a constant state of confusion and anxiety, occasionally haunted by visions of both faceless and familiar strangers. Pining's frustration and loneliness grows daily as she comes to terms with both her husband's deteriorating state and her own mortality.
One day, Pedring wanders away from home, unbeknownst to Pining. While riding a jeep, he sees a faceless man following him. Pining and her son Chris are overcome with worry, having discovered Pedring to be missing. But somehow, Pedring finds his way home, much to his family's relief. As Chris and Pining prepare dinner, Pedring suddenly recognizes them from his memory. But the lucidity is fleeting. In the doorway, the faceless stranger watches and waits.