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Directed by Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Canada / Ireland, 2013 (fiction, 101 minutes, colour, English / French / Irish Gaelic)

Film Description:
"A young Canadian, Abbey, falls in love with Dermot, a professor in his fifties, who retreated to the rugged expanse of Western Ireland some years before. When Abbey discovers that she is pregnant, Dermot is unwilling to consider the idea of fatherhood and, uncertain about her own feelings, she decides to leave. Initially relieved, Dermot reclaims his tiny seaside cottage, once again master of his own domain, albeit a small one. Told with compassion, humour, and deep affection for its characters, Stay is an exploration of how our past defines our present, and how our need to engage with others defines our future. Despite their struggles and failures, both Abbey and Dermot find redemption, hope, and ultimately each other."
-- Telefilm Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Produced by: Andrew Boutilier, David Colins, Martina Nilan, Martin Paul-Hus, Mark Slone
Principal Cast: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan, Nika McGuigan, Chris Mchallem, Brian Gleeson, Michael Ironside
Cinematography: Ronald Plante
Film Editing: Yvann Thibaudeau
Music: Robert-Marcel Lepage
Production Company: 422 Films, Amérique Film, Samson Films
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Notes about Stay

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Quote by the Director [in French]

"Comme la plupart des films sont faits par des hommes, les relations amoureuses entre une jeune femme et un homme plus vieux sont toujours présentées du point de vue masculin. Là, c'est le regard d'une femme. Cela dit, dans la plupart des films, on ne fait même pas de cas de cette différence d'âge, qui va de soi, comme dans Yes Man, avec Jim Carrey. Dans mon film [Stay], ça fait partie de l'histoire. C'est important pour moi."
-- Wiebke von Carolsfeld (source)

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