Without with Mark Jackson, Jessica Dimmock, and Joslyn Jensen in person
USA. Dir. Mark Jackson. 2011, 88 mins. With Joslyn Jensen, Ron Carrier. An astonishingly assured debut film, Without is a blend of psychological thriller and introspective drama, set against the sodden, gray backdrop of a remote Pacific Northwest island. Jensen plays a young woman, only a year out of high school and processing heavy grief, who takes a job as caretaker to a vegetative elderly man. Alone with him in the house, with no cell signal, no Internet, and no one else for miles, she alternates between enjoying the man’s company and feeling unease. As the days pass, she becomes encumbered by guilt and her boredom transitions into paranoia.
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