The Sweet Hereafter
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When a small mountain community is devastated by a school bus accident that leaves many of its children dead, the arrival of big-city lawyer Mitchell Stephens (Ian Holm) sparks more pain and division. As Stephens sets about manipulating the parents into a class-action suit, whilst dealing with his own private trauma of a drug-addicted daughter, one teenage survivor of the accident (Sarah Polley) has to confront a different kind of damage. Guest Curator, Carmel Winters, selected this film for ‘the intricate and subtle connections it makes between public and private grief, personal and collective shame, and how it insinuates opaque links between the physical and metaphysical realms through landscape and weather.’ FC
Carmel Winters will present an extended introduction to the film