Anja Murmann USA / 2018 / 92 minutes World Premiere
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Lea, an adventurous, free spirited thirteen-year-old, lives in idyllic Upstate New York with her academic parents. Her life changes dramatically on the day the family relocates to Houston, Texas. Before their departure, in a tragic misstep, Lea is goaded into a fight with fifteen-year-old Bill. Acting out of frustration, she gets hold of the gun he has taken from his father. She accidentally fires a shot in his direction causing Bill to fall into a deep shaft. Not knowing if he survived, Lea is forced to leave.
Twelve years later ...
Lea, who has repressed the memory of that fateful day, is an emotional wreck. She is prescription drug dependent and on the verge of losing her apartment and her job in New York. Not ready to confront her demons, she ignores her problems until she almost drowns and ends up in a hospital. Her memories of that fateful night slowly drift back and torment her.
Lea’s father feels guilty for having uprooted her because of his marital problems. He encourages her to revisit their old home, hoping she will reconnect to the
positive memories of her childhood. He is unaware of the crime she committed thirteen years ago. With nowhere to turn, Lea decides to accompany him. When she is confronted with her childhood and the people from her past, the repressed memories come back and leave her no choice but to go back to the mine, the place where she believes she killed Bill.
Did he die?
If he survived what will he do when she finds him? Is she ready to face the consequences of her actions?
BIO: Anja Murmann is a graduate from NYU film school. Her first short film,
Wishful Thinking won the first prize at the NYU Student Film Festival in 1991 and the Otto Sprenger Prize in Hamburg, Germany. Her first feature film,
Fifteen Months in May, won Best New Director–Special Mention at the
San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1997. In 2014 she wrote and directed the short film Mistress which won Best Actress and Best Short at Asians On Film Festival. Unintended is the second feature film written and directed by
Anja Murmann. Anja is now working on her next feature titled, If Not Now.
She lives in New York with her three daughters.
Cast/Featuring: Elizabeth Lail, Nathan Keyes, Hannah Westerfield, Jay Jay Warren, Sean Cullen, Amy Hargreaves, Jeremy Holm
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