Synopsis

The film depicts the final weeks leading to the ambiguous disappearance of Maya Dardel, an internationally respected poet and novelist, who lived until 2016 in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Maya announces on National Public Radio that she intends to end her life and that young male writers may compete to become the executor of her estate. They are challenged intellectually, emotionally, erotically, until one of them begins to fathom Maya's end game.


Director:
Magdalena Zyzak, Zachary Cotler
Writers:
Magdalena Zyzak, Zachary Cotler
Cinematography:
Patrick Scola
Editing:
Osman Bayraktaroglu
Music:
Zachary Cotler
Cast:
Lena Olin, Nathan Keyes, Alexander Koch, Rosanna Arquette
Producers:
Mike S. Ryan, Morgan Jon Fox, Dariusz Jabłoński, Violetta Kamińska, Izabela Wójcik
Production company:
Greyshack Films, Message Film, Winter Film Company
World sales:
Yellow Affair
Festivals, awards:
Prague Independent Film Festival 2017 – Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Lena Olin); Raindance Film Festival 2017 – Best Director