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Haverstick, Mary
Inga (Oscar Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden - Pollock, Mystic River) is a poet and mother to a young daughter (Eulala Scheel, Ms. Harden's real life daughter). Inga is drawn to a house that reminds her of her childhood home, and here she realizes that many things in her life are coming full circle.. She wants to buy and restore an old house but her distant husband Hermann (Michael Gaston) sees little value in old houses or many of the things Inga loves and writes about. Inga's crumbling marriage is in stark contrast to her closeness with her 8-year-old daughter with whom she shares her hopes, fears and inner-most thoughts. By day, their relationship seems magical, full of cloud watching, kite flying and lazy summer drives. But at night, Inga is troubled by her marriage, its lack of intimacy, and her fears of her own mortality.. Now, facing breast cancer, Inga is using alcohol in much the same way as her mother's use of morphine to control her pain. Like many artists, Inga's struggle is reflected in her poems which she writes on scraps of paper and then discards. But it is in her own poems that she hears the echo of what her mother must have gone through and it is this revelation that allows Inga to transform.. Official Selection at the Montreal World Film Festival, Boston Film Festival, and Cinequest Film Festival.. "It's a collection of beautifully acted fragments...(with) Ms. Harden, a great actress who never shies away from truthfulness." - The New York Times. "A very beautiful film, lyrical and poetic. A film that is at the same time sad and filled with hope, with an ensemble of excellent actors and filmed in serene landscapes with pure clouds and vivid blue skies." - Jacqueline Mallette, Arts & Culture


Monterey Media, Inc., 2009.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Marian Seldes, Marcia Gay Harden

Originally produced by Monterey Media, Inc. in 2009.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Haverstick, Mary, filmmaker

Monterey Media, Inc. (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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