A deeply affecting exploration of love, guilt, grief and the need to reconcile with the purpose of life, Arnaldo Iñigo’s Absence is a film inspired by the devastating loss of two children in separate accidents suffered by the director’s grandmother. Structured into three acts each marking the progression between the stages of grief (Denial, Anger/Depression, Acceptance), Iñigo makes skilful use of choreographed movement, abstract sound and powerful visuals to remind us that the inevitability of grief provides an opportunity for reflection as we make our way towards acceptance.

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