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Couple in a Hole

After their isolated house is destroyed by a wildfire, John (Higgins) and Karen (Dickie) take refuge in the nearby forest and eke out a feral existence, staying away from the villagers in the valley below. As the couple’s backstory unfolds, the reasons for their self-imposed isolation and their deep grief become apparent. When an overly concerned local farmer Andre tries to help them, the couple’s relationship becomes ever more fragile and unstable, leading to a violent and emotional climax. A deceptively lo-fi study in sadness, the film is exceptionally shot and performed and features a stunning score from BEAK.