Eliot Rosenblatt was seven when he died of an infection. Some forty years later, his two years older brother is facing grief and guilty feeling over his brother’s death. The director follows twelve phases a person experiences after a loss of a beloved one: ‘Separation’, ‘Collapse’, ‘Bereavement’, ‘Denial’, ‘Confusion’, ‘Shock’, ‘Anger’, ‘Counseling’, ‘Yearning’, ‘Depression’, ‘Communication’ and ‘Comeback’. He does this in twelve chapters in which an intimate story is intersected with interviews with people who are in similar situations and he shows how the grief we experience after tragic events in our lives is always the same for everyone.
Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. Eight of his films have been at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his films have shown on HBO/Cinemax, the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel. ZagrebDox screened many of his films in International Competition, My Best Dox, and in the author's retrospective in 2012, when Rosenblatt held a masterclass.
2005, 28', color/bw, 35 mm
Ara Corbett, Todd Curtis, Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt, Lucas Morrison
Arvo Pärt, Eliane Radigue
Jay Rosenblatt Films - Locomotion Films