Competition Narrative Feature
Directed by: Kelly Walker
USA/Australia, 2021, 87m
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In the wake of an unexpected suicide, Jane (Jeanette Maus, Your Sister’s Sister, FFF 2012) finds herself overwhelmed by the loss of her best friend, Fiona. As she begins helping Fiona’s widow Gemma (Corbin Reid, How to Get Away with Murder) care for their seven-year-old son, the relationship develops from a tentative friendship to a much deeper affair that helps them to cope but threatens their ability to heal. As the two women navigate this delicate dynamic, they must grapple with the realization that while a relationship can be new and exciting, it can also be painful to look into a partner’s eyes and see the ones we’ve lost. Unafraid to confront the ugliness of unexpected tragedy and the struggle to avoid sabotaging the happiness we may find in its wake, actress-turned-writer/director Kelly Walker’s debut feature is quietly devastating but never without hope: a portrait of love and loss that is heartrending, beautiful, and very, very real.