A woman tormented by loneliness develops an unreasonable passion for animals in this minimalist tale whose mix of naturalism and imagination makes for a work of strange beauty.
Middle-aged Donna is working off her hours of community service — the result of a DUI conviction — in an animal shelter. Deeply affected by the plight of an old dog soon to be euthanized, she brings him home against everyone’s advice. It’s the start of a disturbing spiral of animal adoptions undertaken as a bulwark against loneliness. After a number of award-winning shorts, director Heather Young builds on her unique approach in this documentary/narrative hybrid that mixes naturalistic...
NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
| 85 minutes | 2019
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