At 76, Lydia Durham is dying. An old stage performer, she lies in a bleak hospital room, falling in and out of consciousness. Her daughter Mandy comes to see her and finds a hidden ... See full summary »

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At 76, Lydia Durham is dying. An old stage performer, she lies in a bleak hospital room, falling in and out of consciousness. Her daughter Mandy comes to see her and finds a hidden photograph. It is the only personal artefact in the room. To Mandy, it is an image of shame and she becomes desperate to understand why her mother chose to have it by her deathbed. As Mandy dissects the image and the memory of the day it was taken, she comes to an acceptance of her mother. A woman with an incredible lust for life. Written by Sarah Lambert

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Of all the photographs to have by your deathbed, why this one?

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25 June 2006 (Australia)  »

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Just beautiful.
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film at a festival at Universal Studios (Moondance) and I really really loved it. It is creative, visually interesting storytelling at it's best, as well as being wonderfully directed, and thematically relevant without being pretentious. I've been to endless strings of short film festivals, and this is my favorite short to date. It left me with such a warm feeling, and yes, I teared up. Mostly because it reminded me of the beauty of accepting people for whatever they are, and seeing the beauty of that regardless of our own (or society's) conventions about what they should or should not be. Unconditional acceptance and love. What a beautiful concept. It feels great to open up to that. Not just to receive, but to give as well. Bravo to the whole team. (I'm a Production Designer and I was very impressed with the art department as well. I particularly loved the flashback sequences. It was designed with intent, and everything seemed to be well thought out and carefully chosen.) Wish you were here to talk about the making! Congratulations on a beautiful piece of work.


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