SAT 3 JUNE
In a remote post-apocalyptic northern city where many of the population are depressive zombie-like automatons, Beth, a volunteer watchman is tasked with reporting sightings of “strays,” who are captured and taken to a secure facility. She hopes to find her father among the Strays.
In this bleak, endless winter Beth has myriad one-night stands yet whilst everyone around her slowly seems to be getting infected, Beth discovers that by entering an alternative dimension through her post-coital dreams, she’s able to stave off the illness, but for how long?
Wintertide sits somewhere between an allegory for the pandemic, a contemplation on depression, and a comment on an over-medicated society.
Stars: Niamh Carolan, Solange Sookram, Jeremy Walmsley
Dir: John Barnard. Country: Canada. Year: 2023. Runtime: 87 mins. Language: English
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