New low-budgeter set in the Midwest from co-writer Andrea Pallaoro realizes its thematic, emotional dividends through a patient, understate approach.
The filmmaking locals a painterly translucent in the confrontation of what is heartbreaking. The script collaborated on by Orlando Tirado includes the cancerous affliction of Clarkson’s Eugenia, of which hasn’t yet affected her past recollection.
How she treats Lysette’s estrange transitioning, returning character positions a New Age variant on a notable Biblical parable. Caretakers have included Close’s son Paul and Browning’s sister-in-law as well as Barraza’s Leticia.
A familiar and person dynamic is round in ways that tough with sensitivity on notions of aging, abandonment and rejection as well as acceptance and forgiveness in a very measured, if intimate portrait.
Though anxious discomfiting the prismatic light lets the silence in the shadows relay their own discoveries in ways that makes Monica and intriguing, if interpretative experience.