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Deeply

• Director: Sheri Elwood
• Writer: Sheri Elwood
• Release Date: 11 September 2000 (Toronto Film Festival)
• Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
• Runtime: 101 min.
• Box Office #s: Here

Cast Highlights
• Lynn Redgrave
• Julia Brendler

A mythic memory play in the vein of The Wicker Man, Deeply is the story of a traumatized teenager, Claire McKay, who is brought to the Island of her ancestors in the hopes of she will recover from the sudden death of her first love. Claire encounters an eccentric writer, Celia, who tells her the story of another grief-stricken teenager, Silly, and the curse which has haunted the Island since the days of the Vikings. As Celia recounts the story of Silly and her great loss, a story that is yet without an ending, Claire relives her own trauma and undergoes a catharsis which sets her spirit free, healed of the grief and horror. As Celia said, a good story does indeed have the power to heal. But the ending to Celia’s story has still to be written…

From the Gallery

Trailer

Trivia

  • The film’s tagline, “All of life is salt water… tears, sweat, and the sea,” is a quote from Dylan Thomas.