“Why do you make me leave the house
And think for a breath it is you I see”
The Going, Thomas Hardy
It’s been 6 months since Leila died. So why does it feel like she’s still here?
Memories of Emma’s wife are heaped all over the house: handwritten notes in her favourite book, her scent on an old scarf, her coat by the door…and the chain of old text messages sent before it happened.
Emma knows it’s time to clear out and move on. But Leila’s number is still on her phone, as though she is just a text message away. And when Emma’s writings begin to summon a strange figure in red, she realises that she’s not that ready to let go…
Female first-time filmmakers, Queynte Laydies, present a short film about grief, ghosts and loneliness, based on the 1912 poem by Thomas Hardy.