Archive of films Flower & Garnet / Flower & Garnet

Canada
2002, 103 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2003

Garnet (8) and Flower (16) are brother and sister. Their mother died giving birth to Garnet, and their father, Ed, has never got over it. An intense, desperate family portrait about loneliness, supressed emotions, love and loss, pain and hope.


Synopsis

Garnet (8) and Flower (16) are brother and sister. Their mother died giving birth to Garnet, and their father, Ed, has never been able to get over it. Both children are growing up in an atmosphere of grief – and empty beer bottles... Ed tries to take care of his family, but subconsciously blames Garnet for his wife’s death and has never treated him like a son. The boy becomes subdued and lonely, and even more isolated when Flower, who has cared for him like a mother, becomes pregnant with her first boyfriend and leaves home. One day Ed buys his son an air rifle for his birthday and teaches him how to use it, but he has no idea of the consequences this might have... An intense, desperate family portrait about loneliness, supressed emotions, love and loss, pain and hope.

About the director

Keith Behrman (1963, Saskatchewan) studied fine arts at Simon Fraser University, then he trained in film at the Canadian Film Centre. He directed three short films: Thomas (1994), White Cloud, Blue Mountain (1997) and Ernest (2000). Flower and Garnet is his feature debut. He lives in Vancouver.

Contacts

Alliance Atlantis Pictures International
121 Bloor Street East, Suite 1500, ON M4W 3M5, Toronto
Canada
Tel: +1 416 967 1174
Fax: +1 416 967 1226
E-mail: motionpicturedistribution@alliancefilms.com
www: www.allianceatlantisfilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Keith Behrman
Screenplay: Keith Behrman
Dir. of Photography: Steve Cosens
Music: Peter Allen
Editor: Michael John Bateman
Producer: Trish Dolman
Production: Screen Siren Pictures
Cast: Callum Keith Rennie, Jane McGregor, Colin Roberts, Kristen Thomson, Dov Tiefenbach
Contact: Alliance Atlantis Pictures International

Guests

Keith Behrman

Trish Dolman


Dean English

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