Life During Wartime
Filmfest 2010

Ten years have passed since a series of shocking and catastrophic revelations shattered the world of the Jordan family. Now, ghosts circle and loom, trouble and console as Joy discovers her husband Allen is not quite cured of his peculiar "affliction" and runs away to seek solace and guidance from her mother and sisters. She is pursued by visions of her former suitor Andy, now deceased, who nonetheless continues his efforts to win her heart. Joy’s family members are each embroiled in their own unique dilemmas. Her sister Trish is rebuilding a life with her children after learning her psychiatrist husband was abusing young boys. She meets Harvey, a lonely divorced man on the cusp of retirement, and hopes that a new male presence in the house will bring stability to her fragile family. Helen, the third sister, feels victimized by both her family and her Hollywood success, while their mother Mona can’t let go of her bitterness about men ... Fortissimo Films

tags: Feature film

Cast: Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Charlotte Rampling


Director: Todd Solondz