A young woman's perspective is darkened after being involved in a car crash with her husband. In her partial sighted state, she discovers that their relationship and their whole lives have changed.

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Alan Turkington ...
Morten
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Clara
Sylvia Cohen ...
Dark Angel
Alexandra Burn ...
Light Angel
Natalie Griffiths ...
Reflected Dark / Light Angel (voice)
Nicole Fitzsimons ...
Altered Dark Angel
Deanna Fitzsimons ...
Altered Light Angel
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A dark romantic fairytale about a young woman, 'Clara', who is involved in a car crash with her husband, 'Morten'. As she wakes up in her partial sighted state, she realises that the accident has drastically changed their relationship and their lives. Clara spirals into a breakdown, isolating herself from everyone, becoming almost agoraphobic. Seeing this, Morten insists they should move on and start a new life. Not being able to see since the accident, Clara seeks solace in her familiar surroundings, she feels vulnerable and increasingly suspicious of Morten's motives. Gradually, as Morten tries to get her to understand the reality of how things have changed for them, she begins to experience flashbacks from the car accident which hint at a hitherto unknown truth. Written by Anonymous

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16 May 2007 (France)  »

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The car accident scenes were filmed on a small road at the back of a breakers yard in North West London. All the flash back scenes of the accident contain manipulated sounds to give the impression of recurring memories. See more »

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The breakfast items are not on the table at the end of the film until Morten appears in front of Clara. This is her perspective of what she feels is real. See more »

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Morten: Can I let you stay here and blind yourself from the truth?
Morten: It won't just go away because you close your eyes.
Morten: Can I let you stay here believing it's safer to hide in the dark?
Morten: You should be able to see the reality by now.
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Beautifully staged mood-piece
2 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Beautifully staged and shot, and carefully constructed, this short film is very psychologically intense. With overwrought acting and underspecified context, it feels firmly in the realm of the ethereal. (like: where is this, who are these people, what is their history? We get no sense of the characters' normal existence, so they seem almost supernatural. The viewer may experience the presentation more as a mood-piece than a narrative, so need not fret about the plausibility of the lead character's motives and development. In any case, the release she achieves at the end clearly carries a feeling of relief, if not resolution, for the viewer. Well worth seeing.


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