IN THE WAVES - A FILM BY JACQUELYN MILLS
In the Waves is an expressive documentary that depicts the life of 80 year old Joan Alma Mills in her aging coastal village. Following the death of her younger sister, Joan finds herself confronted by the fragility of life. As she tries to come to terms with her loss Joan searches for meaning in the natural world around her. Weaving intimate thoughts with lyrical imagery, In the Waves was crafted by Joans granddaughter Jacquelyn Mills. In essence, the film is an intergenerational love-letter, an ebb and flow between dream and reality, past and present, a glimpse of childhood and an encounter with the end-of-life.
In the Waves had its world premiere at Visions du Réel 2017, was awarded Best Documentary, Best Edit (FIN), Grand Jury Prize (New Hampshire International Festival) and Best Medium Length Documentary (RIDM).
In the Waves has a delicate, tranquil beauty, absorbing all of Cape Bretons natural splendour into its fluid montage. Cinema Scope
An intimate transmission of wisdom between filmmaker, subject and all those who seek solace from mortality in the natural world. Nonfics
Jacquelyn Mills portrait of her grandmother is a ruminative commentary on family legacy and the passing of time. The ARTery
Life / Dreamlife / Afterlife : being a one-person crew, living in the present moment, making your grandmother your star. TIFF Blog
Highland Arts Theatre (View)
40 Bentinck St
Sydney, NS B1P 1G2
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