On a rainy afternoon in a British nursing home, a woman struggles to make a last connection with her seemingly catatonic mother. The Daughter, grown and grappling with who she wants to be, flirts with revealing her true feelings to a parent who cannot respond. As the Daughter struggles to get to the true purpose of her visit, pieces of her words trigger flashes of memories and dream-like images inside the Mother’s mind. As the Daughter speaks, the Mother experiences a life before she had children, and a sense of freedom that had long since died.
About the Director:
A graduate of the University of Victoria, the first short film Ms Deakins penned, “Late”, went to Cannes with Telefilm Canada, and “Greece”, is in the midst of its festival run. Ms. Deakins is currently in development on her first feature film.