WIFF | FILMS

MARJORIE PRIME

Review

Director:

 Michael Almereyda

Genre:

Drama

Country:

USA

Rated:

PG

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

98 Minutes

Description:

Marjorie Prime is a haunting film about the impression we leave on others, the details we remember, the stories we re-craft and the lies we tell ourselves.

At an unspecified point in the future, a service has been introduced that allows people to resurrect a loved one in holographic form. ‘Primes’ can be re-created at any age, yet all models require significant programming, involving daily conversations, to fill in their backstory from anecdotes. Marjorie, an ailing 85-year-old widow, has chosen to bring back her husband, Walter, at the age when they met, yet her grasp on the past is often no better than his. It’s a thoughtful meditation on how we construct our relationships and our lives through a frequently unreliable lens of our own making.

The film screening will follow the presentation of the WIFF Lifetime Achievement Award to Actress Lois Smith and On-Stage Interview.  

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