Craving is based on the award-winning stage play of the same title about one woman's descent into and recovery from anorexia. Craving the play follows a young woman whose hunger for life leads her out of high school to Europe for a year of adventure. The wonder and excitement of the young woman in Europe contrast with her downward spiral as she struggles with anorexia. At a low of 69 pounds, she realizes that her hunger for life can not co-exist with physical starvation, and she begins her road to recovery. The short film version of Craving adds yet another layer: it is told from the unique perspective of an expectant mother - a recovered anorexic - in her final weeks of pregnancy. Craving is an entirely original perspective on anorexia, contrasting a life-destroying disease with the ultimate act of creation - pregnancy and newborn life. The story juxtaposes three timelines - the present (the pregnancy), the past (the struggle with anorexia), and the future (the baby) - creating a ... Written by
Delphine Brooker & Christianne Hirt
29 September 2005 (Canada)
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Delphine Brooker, who plays the mother, was anorexic as a teenager and eight months pregnant at the time of filming. See more