Browsing: Calvin Thomas

Made in Canada

Self-placed in isolation amongst a desolate winter environment, Lena (Claudia Dey) searches for solace to remedy the uncertainty and ennui that comes with knowing of one’s fatal disease. The serene atmosphere of quiet nothingness and large expanses of fresh white powder is put into conversation with Lena’s inner nature and motivation to discover herself and face her demons. Seeking the meditative calm that is evoked by nature, Lena’s life back home prevents her from letting go. The fight between nature and modernity illustrates the contradiction between being truly alive in nature and living one’s ordinary life of work, friends, and bus stops. The environment is constantly juxtaposed with the elements of everyday life which blinds one from seeing the true nature of life. With death by her side, Lena ventures into the wild winter forests to discover something human—something real.