• Ruminate

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Short film staring Rebeca Hall , written and directed by Claire Leona Apps.


International Primere at 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival.

To ruminate means to think; to chew thoughts over and over, focusing on symptoms of distress… their causes, and their consequences. Gemma is in her mid-thirties: She is a childless woman, not in a serious relationship, who lives in the big city of London, primarily concentrating on work and survival. The years have slipped by and the things that appear to have fallen into place for her friends and peers still elude her. This film follows her over two days. We never hear her speak. We never learn her thoughts. Instead the audience witnesses a series of events that make us question her happiness culminating in a visit to her gynecologist. It is revealed that she has possible cancerous cells that may have to be removed, and this could affect her ability to bear children.  Just when Gemma is at her most vulnerable, her best friend offers one single, simple truth: All you can do, is be the best you you can be.

This film is about age and time, being human, a woman, neither a victim nor a victor. It will be a very beautiful and poignant film focusing on the struggle that some have to endure to get their lives into the shape they want, and the realization that time won’t wait for them.  The film shows, not tells, an uncomplicated, sad and beautiful story which all will appreciate and which will resonate with some women very profoundly.


See more at:  http://www.dogearedfilms.co.uk/films/content/ruminate


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