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To Keep the Light

Original Title : To Keep the Light
Year : 2016
Country : United States
Movie Duration : 88 min

Cast :

Jarlath Conroy, Antti Reini, David Patrick Kelly, Wass Stevens

Production :

Jane Applegate & Erica Fae

Awards :

Won – Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film festival( FIPRESCI Prize – best director), Woods Hole Film Festival (Director’s Award for Cinematography – Wes Cardino )

  • Synopsis

    Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper’s wife, Abbie is a composite character giving voice to her largely unknown experience struggles with her work and her sanity as she cares for her sick husband, confronts secrets hidden in deep waters and navigates an unforgiving new world in 19th century, Maine. Working in isolation and under extreme conditions, embodying feminism long before the word existed. Her strength is stoic and sensual, yet not packaged in sexuality. Nuanced, human and true to her times, Abbie is a female lead rarely depicted on screen.

  • About Director

    Erica Fae

    Erica Fae graduated from New York University/Tisch School. Erica creates and produces original work, often from historical research. Her recent play “Take What Is Yours” (in which she stars, and co-wrote) received a Critics’ Pick in The New York Times and Backstage (2012). She appears in Lisa Robinson’s ground breaking short “Hollow”, premiering at Tribeca Film Festival (2013). She has won awards for Best Actress and Best Short for her short films. Won Best Actress in BAC 41st International Film and Video Festival for her role in “Christine.

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