Synopsis: A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Janicza Bravo
  1 win & 6 nominations.
83 min


They come in the night.

Always at night.

You don't hear them coming.

They break up families.

You hear stories.

They kill fathers

in front of mothers.

They kill children, old people,

sick people, large people.

They dig graves.

People who are alive,

they throw in them.

You can't hide.

They put a gun to my head.

They took my family.

They burned my village.

They didn't take me.

I don't know why.

My family, they are gone.

I don't know if they are alive.

I don't know

if I will see them again.


I don't want to be alive.


- Isaac:
You want tea?

- No.

What are you doing?

I just need a minute.

Two minutes.

I have to go

to the bathroom.

- Isaac:

- Stop!

- I can't!

- Isaac!

What are you reading?

It's about a couple.

A man and a woman.

The man in the couple

is passive.


He's dead,

but he doesn't know it.

- The woman...

- You've been out of town a lot.

I've been going through a lot,

I've been feeling really bad.

I've been holding back,

but I'm not good right now...

You know,

this actually is about me.

It's about how I feel,

so don't make it

about what you're going

through and where you're at!

Tomorrow, I'm going to New York

for ten days.

- Isaac:
What's in New York?

- Ugh!

Nina, I hated you, cursed you,

tore up your letters

and photographs,

and yet I have known

every minute of my life

that my heart and soul

belong to you.

To stop loving you

is beyond my power!

I have suffered

from the time I lost you.

My life has been

almost unendurable.

My youth gone!

I have called out your name,

I have kissed the

ground you walked on.

Wherever I looked

I've seen your face,

and that smile that

shined down on me

in the best years of my life.

Why does he talk

to me like this?

I'm so lonely.

I don't feel close to anyone.

I'm so cold.

Everything I write is dry

and gloomy and harsh!

Stay Nina, I beg you,

or at least let me go with you!

My carriage is at the gate.

Don't come to see me off.

I shall find the way alone.

Let me have some water.

Hmm, mmm.



Alex, Alex, Alex.

Alex, what can we say to...


To give her a bit of insight

into where she has gone...

Off course?

I think you're approaching

this one dimensionally.

It's lacking depth.

It's thin, it's...

Hollow, it's false.

It's not ringing.

Our job is a whole.

It's three dimensions.

For example, to be crying

doesn't make you connected.

It's not a choice,

it's a result of a choice.

One would've to earn the tears.

Plus you weren't really

even looking at me.

I wasn't looking at you

because Nina isn't.

She has to get away from you.

I have to get away from you.

- I have to...

- I... don't believe you. Tracy.

And I have a feeling you

don't believe yourself.

You have the fortune

of being able to work

with a partner

that's giving you gift,

after gift,

after gift.

Stop f***ing taking

that for granted.

Can you share with us a little

bit about how you got here?

I've been using

colors in my exploring.

I'll start with a palette and...

Score each scene accordingly.

It's given me great insight

into his whole...

Metaphysical spectrum.

When I was in New York,

I played him in college.

It was the same for me.

Anyway, they welcomed us

with open arms.

They showed us their rituals,

gave us good things to eat.

Before long, we completely

forgot about Tibet,

and we just wanted

to stay there.

But we didn't because

it was very run down,

there's nothing to do,

it was quite boring. So we left.

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Janicza Bravo

Janicza Michelle Bravo Ford (born 25 February 1981) is an American writer, director, and photographer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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