2018 | Dir Patricia Rozema | 91mins | Canada
A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of Cassandra Haywood – a fiercely independent millennial woman. Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster.
Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine (Maev Beaty) she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra (Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava) battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.
What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.
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Available to watch for 48 hours after purchase.
Distributor: Bulldog Film Distribution – no account required.
‘Blackly comic and terribly poignant’ – Sight and Sound