Our Summer Made Her Light Escape is a wordless,16mm portrait of interiority, maternal ambivalence and the passage of time. It explores quotidian allurements and cruelties: a crippled bee, a mole in its death throes, a smashed robin’s egg.
Born in Brooklyn in 1968, Sasha Waters Freyer is a moving image artist creating "a cinema of opposition [through a] spirit of engagement with earlier, radical-romantic image making. My experimental and documentary films have featured dominatrixes, coal miners, artists, children, populist poets and rural activists – outsiders, in short; inhabitants of the critical margins of our world that are, in the words of Wendell Berry, ‘always freeholds of wildness.’
Sasha Waters Freyer's films have screened widely in the U.S. and abroad, including on PBS and the Sundance Channel, the Telluride, Tribeca and Rotterdam Film Festivals, L.A. Film Forum, the Gene Siskel Center and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and have been reviewed in Variety, ArtForum, The New Yorker and Mother Jones, among other publications. She is the Chair of the Department of Photography & Film at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
“November” is based on Estonian novel “Rehepapp” by Andrus Kivirähk,
a bestseller of the last twenty years.
The film is a mixture of magic, black humour and romantic love.
The story is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and the spirits roam. Estonian pagan and Christian mythologies come together in this film. Both mythologies look for a miracle; for an ancient force that gives one a soul.