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Evelyn (2018)

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Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as... See full summary »
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Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma. Written by Ana David

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Broken family...
1 October 2019 | by The_Boxing_CatSee all my reviews

Meeting up with all those people during the walk seemed totally planned- staged even. Orlando: don't insult the audience like this ever again, they won't forget it!

Gwen seems to want everything to be about her, even when her poor dad said that Evelyn was the best at speaking German, she had to inject herself as being better...very telling.

God bless Leon...wonder if they ever hugged Evelyn the way they hugged Leon in this film?

Perhaps this broken family may shed some light on what not to do when you have a family member in crisis. I'm certainly not saying that they are to blame, but there's a lesson here...swallow your fear and get your brother in off that limb.


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