Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.
Longing for reunion with the dead and seduced by the chaotic allure of possession, a young woman struggles to find meaning in a barren, apocalyptic landscape, while those around her succumb to despair and madness.
Robert Hillyer Barnett
Kate Lyn Sheil,
Peter, a young filmmaker, uses his camera to transform the banality of his Wisconsin hometown into art. Distant from his family and environment, Peter isolates himself in an aesthetic realm, one in which filmmaking grants him control, a control that reduces, simplifies, and purifies. Joining him on a documentary project, Vera - the daughter of a prominent local businessman - attempts to become the star of his cinematic and romantic universes. However, when Vera vanishes unexpectedly, Peter's creative detachment quickly gives way to deepening obsession, intensified by his fascination with a bit of scandalously suggestive footage. As Peter struggles to separate filmic fiction from reality, he uncovers a troubling explanation for Vera's disappearance . . . one that puts him on dangerous ground. Driven by loneliness and desire, Peter ignores warnings and threats - both well-meaning and sinister - on a mission to solve his own narrative. Whether daring or delusional, Peter's investigate ... Written by