AfterLife. A film that anyone who has had to choose between pursuing their career and being near their loved ones will relate to.
Despite the low budget, 'AfterLife' boasts a very strong cast...including Lindsay Duncan as the mother and the versatile Kevin McKidd as self-centred journalist Kenny Brogan. The central role of Roberta is played with great maturity and confidence by Down's Syndrome actress Paula Sage.
Behind the scenes, director Alison Peebles focuses tightly on the human scale of the story, and although Andrea Gibb's writing certainly tugs hard at the emotions, a healthy dose of honesty ensures that it never descends in sentimentality.
'AfterLife' was a deserved winner of this year's Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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