When It Is Dark

A magical realism meditation on the afterlife, this tale of loss, bittersweet yearning and deep abiding love sees a woman visited by the spirit of her sister during a Newfoundland Mummering in the early 1900s. While the ghost facilitates a romance, it is the love between the sisters that transcends the physicality of death. The film was inspired by the writer/director’s own experience with her sister’s death and a chance encounter with the work of Canadian artist David Blackwood.

Drama / Live-action & Animation / Silent / 7min 40s / Canada / 2013


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