Mourning For Anna (Trois Temps Après La Mort D'Anna)
Directed by Catherine Martin | CANADA | 2010 | 87min | Subtitled
After the tragic death of her daughter, Françoise travels to the country to mourn the loss of her child and to contemplate whether she can go on living. Distraught and inconsolable, Françoise attempts suicide but she is rescued at the last minute by a romantic figure from her past. Together the two help each other heal and move forward. MOURNING FOR ANNA unfolds in a delicate slow manner; the desolate snow-covered woods of Quebec and the stark ancestral home mirror the suffering mother’s thoughts. Françoise is not entirely alone. The chilly scenes of her winter spent in isolation are peppered by the ghosts of the past generations of her family. Her grandmother, her mother and her daughter all reach out to her and inspire her to continue. Deft cinematography and purposeful pacing make this a powerful film for those who have been through the loss of a family member. From award-winning director Catherine Martin. - Joe Palladino
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