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A reclusive woman's unpublished story about a curse, told to a grieving girl, turns out to be something other than a fairy tale.

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Fiona
Peter Donaldson ...
Dr. Stone
Tara Rosling ...
Rose
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A mythic memory play in the vein of The Wicker Man, Deeply is the story of a traumatized teenager, Claire McKay, who is brought to the Island of her ancestors in the hopes of she will recover from the sudden death of her first love. Claire encounters an eccentric writer, Celia, who tells her the story of another grief-stricken teenager, Silly, and the curse which has haunted the Island since the days of the Vikings. As Celia recounts the story of Silly and her great loss, a story that is yet without an ending, Claire relives her own trauma and undergoes a catharsis which sets her spirit free, healed of the grief and horror. As Celia said, a good story does indeed have the power to heal. But the ending to Celia's story has still to be written... Written by Genevieve Kierans, Publicist

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All of life is salt water ... tears, sweat and the sea


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Second time Kirsten Dunst worked with Lynn Redgrave. The first time was in All I Wanna Do See more »

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Silly as a teenager has double pierced ears. This is not accurate for the 1950s. It doesn't become popular until the 1980s. See more »

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Claire: You don't know me. You don't know anything about me.
Celia: Don't I, now?
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Meloncoly Love Ballad
21 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

A young girl comes with her mother to her ancestral home on an island off the coast of Nova Scotia to escape the sudden death of her first love. She withdraws from the world around her until she crosses paths with an old hermit-like lady who tells her a tale of a great fishing village, an age-old viking curse and a lovelorn couple that faces Shakespearian tragedies. Parallels between her life and the tale open up her heart so she can mourn her love.Beautifully filmed this bittersweet lovestory is a bit of a tearjerker and ends a bit sourly. Good direction and heartfelt acting are abundant but the story is a bit of a downer. 8/10


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