USA, 2010, 92 Minute Running Time
Language: English

In a drama made up largely of silences, a middle-class couple grapples with the loss of their young son. Alice and Mark Munroe are raw with grief, beset by inner demons that drive them to lash out, abandon each other and destroy their surroundings and very nearly themselves.

Beginning in the middle—with little indication of what came before—their story moves painstakingly from the crazed rant of one to the meltdown of the other. Withdrawing into privacy, Mark refuses to leave their home, while Alice finds that she must—though her fleeting encounters with others, friends and strangers alike, only hasten her emotional retreat. Meanwhile, the tragedy that befell them is slowly, delicately revealed through striking images: the broken glass of a bedroom window; alphabet magnets on bathroom tile; a roll of bills secured with a purple hairband; the daily trudging of the housekeeper back and forth from a locked door.

Writer/director/actor Leland Orser (ER) stars with his real-life wife, a heartbreakingly dazed Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love), as the couple coping with their son’s death. Also making appearances are Laura Linney as a grief counselor and this year’s John Cassavetes Award winner, Elliott Gould, as a kindly doctor. Mexican cinematographer Paula Huidobro, who was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2009, lovingly captures the mood. Orser first made the film as a short in 2007 after a stint at the Sundance Institute.

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DIRECTOR: Leland Orser
Producer: Todd Traina, Minor Childers
Editor: Stan Salfas
Screenwriter: Leland Orser
Cinematographer: Paula Huldobro
Principal Cast: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney, Leland Orser, Elliott Gould, Jason Ritter

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