By Michael ROWE


Second film - Completed 2015

David works days and nights as a guard in a retirement home. He dotes on his children, plies his wife with latest gadgets and keeps the wheels of his life turning with painkillers. But when he catches her with a lover, his life spirals out of control, taking him to the brink of insanity.

& Awards

Cinemart 2013
Venice - Biennale 2015
Venice Days Jury Prize
Festival du Nouveau Cinéama (FNC) 2015
Section Focus
Morelia 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Second film
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michael ROWE
    • Writer(s)
    • Michael ROWE
    • Producer(s)
    • Serge NOËL (Possibles Média), Trish LAKE (FreshWater)
    • Synopsis
    • On paper David’s life could be seen to comfortable. At 48 years old, with 10 years sober, his alcoholic youth seems to be safely in the past; he has a stable relationship with his wife and dotes on his two young sons. His job as a night watchman in a retirement home can involve long hours, but his family lives well. However we scratch the surface just a little, things are not as good as they seem. David’s children are hungry for contact with him. He plies his wife with latest model gadgets and cars, struggles in his free time to pick up the slack in the housework that his wife appears incapable of doing, and keeps the wheels of his life turning with painkillers and antidepressants. But when he begins to suspect that his wife has a lover, his life spirals out of control. His jealousy will tax the relationship as never before, and when he finally confirms his suspicions, his sobriety and indeed his very sanity will be pushed to the limit, as we discover just how far one man will go in order to conserve his family.
    • Partners & financing
      Sodec (Quebec)
      Pyramide International (France)
      Possibles Média (Canada)
      Mongrel Media (Canada)
      FilmOption (Canada)
      FreshWater (Australia)
      Rialto (Australia)
      Canana (Mexico)
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting Nov-Dec.. 2014
      Post Dec 2014-Jun 2015
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 01, 2015