Returning home from work, Mia witnesses an aged woman leap from a window. Scattered around the old woman's broken, lifeless body Mia discovers shredded pieces from a beloved photograph of herself and her former lover Ludwig. Highly unnerved, Mia begs Max, the buildings' all knowing custodian, to let her into the deceased woman's flat. While inside this strangely familiar place, Mia recognizes the contents as her own. Confused and disturbed by what lies before her, she bolts back and forth in time where she is forced to realize it was her very own life that ended before her. Now, the only way to safeguard her future is to go back to her past and confront the man she loves deeply but dreads most.Written by
Director Dana Lustig insisted the film be changed from it's original title 'Maya' because it's her daughter's name. See more »
Young Mia Selva:
You don't know shit about me!
When you were in year 3, Mary Riley stabbed you with a fountain pen right here.
[shows her the scar]
There was blood and ink all over the place. You still have the scar. Ludwig loves that scar. He says it matches his from the gunshot.
Young Mia Selva:
How do you know that?
[they continue talking at a cafe]
He'll keep hurting you, and humiliating you, and dumping you for someone else. But that's okay. It's Ludwig. So cool, so handsome, so mature. So what if he's married? He treats you ...
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A Very Introspective and Twisted Low Key Time Travel Film About Personal Pain and Broken People Who Make Terrible Decisions.
While this film deserves both a much higher rating than 4.8 and more viewership, it is not a film for everyone, in fact, I would say this is not a film for most people because of it's subject matter. There is a reason it could not procure a wide-release. It is a very difficult film, I felt the trailer represents the film quite well and what to expect. I wasn't able to watch this film until about 4yrs after I watched the trailer the first time, and I loved it so much I immediately watched it again, and seeing it a second time was just as good, especially in light of what you learn the first time you watch the film. This film definitely begs to be watched multiple times.
This is absolutely not a science fiction film, but a film about confronting your past, and finding the truth, it is definitely a time travel film for women. The script is very well-written, it is beautifully filmed, the acting is superb. I am surprised this was ever made because of it's difficult subject matter revolving around a very troubled women in her early 30's who witnesses an elderly woman jumping out of her apartment building and killing herself, and ends up in a time warp going all the way back to when she was in the womb. To say anymore would ruin the film.
If you are a fan of well-made movies that explore topics such as rape, incest, suicide, and adultery, without condoning the acts (a true rarity these days), but while somewhat objectively observing them, you will like this film. It is a tense at times, and somewhat difficult to watch. There are many mysteries revealed, some things we know at the beginning, and as the film progresses, we see them in full.
It is a shame this film didn't get wider distribution, because in the end this film is about confronting the past and the possibility of redemption, it is both heartbreaking and hopeful. It is a lot more than I get from the dreck coming out of Hollywood.
God Bless ~Amy
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