As the sole carer for her mentally-ill husband, Elaine finds herself in an uncomfortable position: suspended between love and duty, between the need to stay and the desire to flee, she is neither fully a wife nor a nurse. And as she moves through the shuttered halls of their home, past a life packed into boxes, she is forced to acknowledge, at last, that things may never improve.
The Widow is an exploration of guilt, of obligation, and of the toll of caring for another.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Katie is an Australian theatre and film director, and part of the writers ensemble at The Owl and Cat Theatre in Melbourne. Her debut short film, ‘The Widow’, developed through a state funding initiative in Australia, was recently awarded ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Cinematography’ at Cause Film Festival.