High in the Mountains, a widowed mother dies, leaving her two children orphaned. Fearing being split up they keep their mother's death a secret. They survive until villagers destroy their innocence when they brutally assault the girl. Now the siblings must come of age to protect each other and survive.
High in the Mountains on a secluded farm a widowed mother dies leaving her two children alone and orphaned. Fearing being taken away and split up they keep their mother's death a secret and survive off the land with no one to rely on but each other. The sixteen year old sister is one with nature, innocent, and unaware of the evils that exist in mankind. Her ten year old brother is traumatized and mute from witnessing a disturbing incident years earlier (the death of his father) involving the town's Mayor. As the girl transitions into womanhood a harsh brutality destroys her innocence when savage hunters led by the Mayor's son attack and rape her. A social worker from a distant city arrives to investigate but ultimately it is the siblings who must come of age to protect each other and survive. Written by
Majestic reflections on the nature of mankind and humanity.
Autumn Blood isn't your average film, I have to say. Being a cineast who loves to dig into films of drama and mystery genres, upon watching this film at the Hollywood Film Festival I thought it would be a standard genre film; the blurb certainly seemed to suggest this. Except...it's not like any other. Now when I talk about protagonists and antagonists, it's really hard to truly define who they are, for you see, Autumn Blood isn't just a film about the survival of a sister and brother. It holds a deeper, more subtle meaning to it, making the viewer question what it really means to be immoral and the true meaning of evil. Innocence is lost and life for the siblings will never be the same again. A truly brilliant movie that speaks it's own unique voice.
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