Mourning for Anna

Released August 13th 2010

A film by Catherine Martin

Produced by Claude Cartier

With Paule Baillargeon, Denis Bernard, Denise Gagnon, Sheila Jaffe, François Papineau, Gilles Renaud and Guylaine Tremblay

How to go on living afterwards? It is the end of winter. A young violinist is murdered in her apartment by a stranger. Her mother is in shock. Devastated by the violent death of her daughter, she decides to leave Montréal and take refuge, alone, in Kamouraska, at the country house built by her maternal ancestors and inherited from her mother. She tries to rebuild an interior life by re-establishing contact with Nature, with the house, and with the objects that remind her of her childhood and that of her daughter. But the mother's grief is profound: she doesn't want to go on living. In extremis, she is discovered and saved in the forest by a man while she was letting herself freeze to death. They recognize each other: they knew each other as teenagers. They can't help letting the amorous feelings of those times resurface. The presence of this man and the benevolent spirits of her grandmother, mother and daughter, all dead yet still present for her, help her regain her equilibrium and find the desire to live again.

CANADA | 2010 | DRAMA | 87 MINUTES | HD

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES

Beautiful endeavor
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