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October Gale

Directed by Ruba Nadda
Canada, 2014 (fiction, 91 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"Toronto doctor Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson [...]), mourning the death of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie), retreats to the isolated island cabin where they'd spent some of their most loving moments together. Her reminiscences are cut short when a mysterious man, Will (Scott Speedman), washes ashore, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound. She tends to his injuries; he refuses to explain what happened. But when a nasty storm traps them on the island, and Will's would-be killer returns to finish the job, Helen and Will's ability to trust each other becomes a matter of survival."
-- Agata Smoluch del Sorbo (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Ruba Nadda
Produced by: Daniel Iron, Kirk D'Amico, Christine Vachon, Emily Alden, Lance Samuels, Steven Silver, Neil Tabatznik
Principal Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth, Callum Keith Rennie
Cinematography: Jeremy Benning
Film Editing: Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Music: Mischa Chillak
Production Company: Blue Ice Pictures
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Notes about October Gale

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Quotes about October Gale

"Having to genuinely fight the elements every day I think gave the film [October Gale] a vibrancy, another layer of truth. We were really battling unexpected elements. But we had these beautiful storms, and our breath, when it should have been warmer, and the muck and the mud and we just had to use it, everything that land and air threw at us."
-- Patricia Clarkson (source)

"It [October Gale] has a thriller aspect, but I like to think of it as a thinking man or woman's thriller. That's the backdrop, but the overriding theme is loss. How do you survive a catastrophic loss? How do you move on from loss? Can you find new love, or new joy, in something unexpected?"
-- Patricia Clarkson (source)

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