Dir. Ashley McKenzie
2022, Canada, 122 min
A suicidal teen develops a candid rapport with the student from Shanghai assigned to watch her in hospital. A nightly exchange of secrets, text messages and possessions quickly expands the boundaries of their relationship and alters their inner chemistry.
Ashley McKenzie’s film blossoms into a moving story about two people trapped by the institutions that they’re beholden to.
– Mark Hanson, Slant Magazine
Sarah Walker is great in an unself-conscious way, foggily conveying Star’s blinking on-off struggle to bridge the gap between her inner monologue and the outer world.
– Mark Asch, The Playlist