Monday, September 2, 2019
Life Support (2019) Toronto 2019
The film is the story of the awkward meeting of two women. One is resting in a park after a jog. The other comes along to collect her dog who ends up at her side after chasing a ball. After an awkward exchange of pleasantries one suddenly breaks down and hugs the other. It’s super awkward…and then it gets very human and touching… and just have tissues on hand.
A beautiful film that reminds us of the humanity of the people we interact with. Even as we go through these awkward moments there is a life in each person around us and sometimes it swings around and smacks us.
Watching the film during a lunch break at work I found myself going from this is an okay film to reaching for tissues as the weight of the world came crashing in. I was moved to tears, uncontrollably sobbing to such a degree that my office mates had to ask if I was okay. Yea, I was okay. Yea, I was better than that, I was momentarily reconnected to life in the best possible way.
I’m sure you could argue that Life Support is not a conventionally great film, but, when a film makes you feel human in an age where the whole world is trying to destroy us I can do without convention and just have a beautiful small moment full of life and humanity.
Life Support Plays September 6th and 12th. For more information and tickets go here.