Grieving from the recent death of his mother, Paulo finds himself stranded in Iceland during the Earth’s final days. Unable to get home Paulo spends his days wandering a delicate foreign landscape and encountering the people he will spend these final days with. Experiencing intimate and brief moments of human connections allowing him and others to process the grief of dying. This quiet, contemplative humanist story, set in Iceland explores themes of grief, death, climate change, and how in the end human connections allow us to forgive and accept.
Each girl will be immersed in a particular micro universe; while Cleo, marked by the tragedy of her sister, but unable to express it: her mother is locked in her room, like her aunt, who takes care of her mother’s depression.
That is why Cleo, along with her cousins, will immerse herself in the feminine world of childhood, just as perverse as death itself: the fear of never having kissed, the fear of being alone forever, fear of menstruation “that is like babies that cannot come to the world and die”, a body that no longer belongs to the same person that inhabits it, the change, the irreversible change of maturity.
Mylissa Fitzsimmons is a Los Angeles based writer, director, producer, and
photographer. Her award winning shorts include Mercy, That Party That One
Night, and Who Decides. In 2016 she co-founded The Los Angeles Women’s
Film Collective. She has worked as a producer on many short films and
features including A Black Rift Begins To Yawn ( Slamdance 2020 winner ).
Mylissa is a 2020 Lynn Shelton ” of a certain age ” grant nominee, 2018
Reykjavík Film Festival Talent lab alumni, 2017 Sun Valley Film Festival short
film lab winner. She has been a finalist for various film programs including
the HBO Directing Fellowship and a Screen Craft finalist for her short films
and short story writing. Her films have played at various festivals around the
world and can be seen online. Everything in The End is her debut feature