Ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school's remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.
Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.
AnnJewel Lee Dixon
The word "saudade" that is shown on a Post-It note in the daughter's room is a Portuguese word without a literal English translation. It generally means a melancholy longing for something, and differs from "nostalgia" in that one can feel "saudade" for something that might not have even happened. Nostalgia is, by contrast, a sentimental yearning for the remembered or perceived happiness of a former place or time. See more »
With the huge fire that burnt down Helen's house, the surrounding trees seems to be unharmed. See more »
You'll either like it, or you won't
My comments: 1) I expect this movie will appeal (generally) to an older viewer. 2) Although the movie does talk a lot about the 'things' that are left behind, we see the people who are left behind coming to terms with the inevitable march of time. 3) The movie highlights interpersonal relationships by using realistic dialog. 4) The actors all do a good job with their roles - very believable. 5) I can see how this movie will not appeal to everyone. 6) An excellent topic to talk about with your family. 7) Please support independent film makers.
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