White Bird in a Blizzard

Synopsis: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...
Director(s): Gregg Araki
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

I don't love your father.

- I can't stand him, as a matter of fact.

- What the f*ck?

Why would you say that to me?

Go fuckin' tell it to someone else.

So no note?

No. Nothing.

You say she didn't pack a bag.

Well, nothing seems to be

missing as far as I can tell.

The detective was the polar opposite

of men like my father, and Phil.

He was the kind of man who

carried a gun, got into fights,

killed things with his bare hands.

Was she depressed? Was she on any

kind of medication, or taking anything?

She didn't kill herself, if that's

what you're trying to imply.

Well, the good news is, that...

there's no matches at any

of the hospitals or morgue.

No evidence of foul play.

However, and I hate to be

the one to tell you this,

hundreds of wives go missing every week.

If a woman wants to vanish,

buddy, she can.

Are you saying there's

nothing we can do?

Oh, sure there is. I recommend you

alert your friends, your neighbours.

Tell them to be on the lookout.

Keep an eye on your bank account,

your credit cards,

for any kind of activity.

Got an answering machine?

Good, keep it on.

Your wife might try to contact you.

Feel free to call me...

if anything comes up.


Your mother never loved me.

I didn't know what to say,

because I couldn't remember my mother

ever looking at my dad

with anything but contempt.

Maybe a zillion eons ago when

they were young, it was different.

It's perfect, right?

It's everything I've ever wanted.

She was tall, stunning,

like a movie star.

They were the quintessential

American couple,

the future unfurling before them

like some endless magic carpet.

If homemaking was an art or science,

my mother would have won a Nobel Prize.

But once the house is immaculate,

and everything was in its place,

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Gregg Araki

Gregg Araki (born December 17, 1959) is an American filmmaker involved heavily with New Queer Cinema. His film Kaboom was the first winner of the Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm awarded in 2010. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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