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Title: THIS TIME AWAY
Duration: 14’
Genre: Drama, sci-fi
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Completed : 15 March 2019
© 2019 Magali Barbé


Synopsis
Nigel is an elderly man living as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had... until an unexpected visitor arrives and disrupts his lonely routine.



Director’s statement

Growing as an adult is growing away from childhood and sometimes, family. Hardship, differing opinions, the different choices we make… With time and distance, life sometimes grows family apart. I often found myself struggling, trying to maintain those relationships and sometimes questioning their viability, foundations, substance… quality.

‘THIS TIME AWAY’ is my attempt to portray the complex relationship between a father and his daughter.

The loss of Nigel’s wife - Louise’s mother - challenges their relationship. He’s a man growing old, carrying his sorrow in loneliness and the comfort of nostalgia. She’s a young woman who despite her own pain, will eventually choose to move forward.

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