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Evelyn (2018)

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Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as... See full summary »
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Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma. Written by Ana David

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Annoying
12 September 2019 | by u-emoliSee all my reviews

Portrait of a typical uptight, unable-to-love British family rather than the story and the grief for the suicidal brother. The relationship between them is so uptight it is difficult, tiring and annoying to watch. They all know that, for some reason they are unable to love and they hide this behind the 'grief' of the deceased brother. I kind of understand the father leaving them all as he sounds like the only humane member of the family.


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