Absence

Absence is an oniric film shot in 16mm, inspired on a harrowing fragment of my grandmother’s life, who earlier in life lost 2 children in separate tragic accidents.

I can’t picture anything more tragic than the sudden death of a child, an event that causes bereft, heartbreak and a disruption in the natural law and order of life.

This reversed order places the human mind in extreme sorrow as it carries the loss of innocence, the death of the most vulnerable and dependent, it signifies the loss of future, of hopes and dreams, of new strength.

Our film exposes the need to reconcile with the purpose of life.

It honours the collection of experiences, resulting in acquired wisdom and clarity.

It presents grief as an inevitable process for reflection and acceptance.