In Memoriam is an important film for me as it addresses an unspoken and often overlooked part of the human experience, grief and mourning. We are told in Britain not to let our emotions overwhelm us, to carry on, and what is interesting about this film, is the concept that the character cannot simply cope with her grief. I don’t want to make a short, that says get on with your grief, this film is about coming to terms with sadness and loss, and how you continue to live.
Esther, a young woman mourning the death of her child, who died two years ago, Esther has cut contact with her family and been utterly absorbed with her grief.
It also matters to me that my first film passes the bechdel test and features strong characters, both male and female.