Shane Brady, 2022, USA
90', DCP, English w/French subs
As the world prepares to celebrate Christmas, Dylan congratulates himself on having lived an entirely sober year. But faced with his loneliness, his soul harassed between memories of loved ones on the brink of despair and destructive paradises, he is about to experience the most difficult moment of his very young, sensible life.
Sincere and touching, this directorial debut from actor Shane Brady (seen in 2019's Doctor Sleep) deals with the emotional distress experienced by a family faced with the addiction of one of its members. Inspired by his own experience, he avoids the pitfalls of a moralising narrative and opts for a non-linear poetic approach more likely to make his emotions felt and to stage his own regrets.