Absences - DVD
Absence is a rupture, a loss. But it also implies a quest. The film was
inspired by the director’s own personal story—of the inevitable estrangement
of her mother, whose memory is slowly being consumed by Alzheimer’s disease.
This “anticipated separation” becomes a bridge to the film’s other subjects,
who are also struggling with their own forms of absence. Carole Laganière (East
End Kids) deftly weaves their stories together to explore the deepest
regions of the psyche, where our sense of loss and resiliency co-exist.
Through its many voices, Absences is like a chain of life built on the immense fragility of human emotions.
2014, 74 min 39 s
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