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Gerry

ALT | International Shorts

Facing years of loneliness and isolation while packing up her deceased husband’s belongings, Hilda unearths a long-buried secret. Gerry is based on issues faced by the elderly such as loneliness, isolation and heartache. Staring Joan Collins (Dynasty and many other TV series, most recently American Horror Story) in a terrific performance that earned her the Best Actress award at LA Shorts, where the film just premiered, this is more a character study than a drama—Hilda is representative of many women of that generation who repressed their own lives for their marriage, and now must try to break free from solitude to live a life previously denied to them. Lovingly shot in classic black and white and with an an old fashioned look and feel, this is a melancholic and sweet story about finding the courage to move on.

Screens in program Love and Compassion


Canadian premiere
Country of Origin: UK
Year: 2018
Running Time: 16 mins
Format: DCP
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Cast: Joan Collins, Oliver Ford Davies, Stephen Greif, Shenine Rajakarunanayake, Lynne Verrall
Executive Producer: Angus Henderson, Neil Dwane, Stefan Allesch-Taylor, Esther Paterson
Producer: Hester Ruoff
Screenwriter: Victoria Hollup, Paul Agar
Cinematographer: Jaime Ackroyd
Editor: Jeanna Mortimer
Production Design: Ashling Johnson
Music: Andrew Allen-King
Production Company: Burton Fox Films
Print Source: Burton Fox Films

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