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Essayette (2008)

 -  Drama  -  September 2008 (UK)
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A woman loses her daughter in the limbo between sleep and awake.

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Constance (as Alexandra McTavish)
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Ruth Smith ...
Evie
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Tancred Newbury ...
Tristan
Lizzie Mannix-Poole ...
Violet
Alicia Glennon ...
Iris
Victoria Sellen ...
Rosie
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Set in the idyllic English countryside, Constance, a dancer, and Killian, her choreographer husband, have just bought a new home after the birth of their first child. Suffering from post-natal depression, Constance cannot return to ballet and Killian is increasingly absent on tour. Alone with their daughter Evie, Constance descends into isolation and despair. As Evie gets older their relationship deteriorates until one night she disappears into the woods. Haunted by vivid dreams of the fantastical world her daughter now inhabits, Constance is comforted by the knowledge of Evie's happiness. Evie's new home is a timeless world of eternal childhood. With three other little girls she lives in a place where disappointment and corruption cannot harm her. But fairy tales, like childhood, cannot last for ever. As reality and fantasy begin to bleed into one another, Constance's life begins to fragment. Slowly but surely the fantastical idyll unravels leaving nothing but the abrasive truth of ... Written by Anonymous

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fairy tale | ballet | identity

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Dreams grow up.

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Constance: Don't you see? You're the reason that nothing seems right around here, the reason its cold and the two of us are trapped in this house day after day, the reason all these lovely things are locked in a trunk, the reason he never comes home. When you appeared in my life everything changed. Don't you see what you've done, Evie?
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