National Screen Institute-Canada: ‘Til Death

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What would you do to get back the person you loved? What sacrifices would you make? Now, imagine existing in an endless loop, chasing the very thing you thought you already had. That is the very premise of this film: chasing what was not intended to be found and never realizing it.

In the first half of the film, we witness the development of a relationship between a boy and a girl. To them, their relationship is real and they have plans to get married when they are older. This was until one of them died suddenly in a bicycle accident, thus beginning the Sisyphus-like cycle that will forever torment their souls. In the second half of the film, we are left feeling sorry for the children. They cannot accept the loss of each other, and the witch doctor waits in anticipation of their return.