After a packed screening at the Fantasia Film Festival earlier this summer in Montreal, Canada, Isabel Dréan’s poignant macabre short Let Go will have its US Premiere at the 7th Annual Lady Filmmakers Festival.
Starring acclaimed Canadian actress Claudia Ferri (Mambo Italiano, Unité 9), as the tormented mother, this short drama is written, directed and co-produced by Isabel Dréan, known for the Quebec multi award-winning cult series entitled Manigances. The film asks the question: “How do you survive the loss of a child when a family is torn apart by a fatal accident?”
“I asked myself, what scares me the most in life? Losing a child was the most horrific thing I could think of”, says the director about the profound and troubled psychological process that she went through while exploring the theme of this film.
"Independent cinema is an art I want to be part of because, as in life, you have to be willing to take risks, let the film take a life of it's own... and Let go!", explained actress Claudia Ferri, who portrayed a very tormented mother in this film, while demonstrating a palpable raw intensity that she hadn’t reached in her previous work.
Ferri shares the screen with the director’s two children; 5-year old, Jaz Côté Dréan and eleven year-old, Milan Côté Dréan, who both are making their debut on screen.
Isabel Dréan is an award-winning filmmaker specialized in darker subject-matter ranging from Psychological Thriller to Murder Mystery, from Suspense to Horror. Her first feature film screenplay The Wife of Frank B., which she co-wrote with her mother Celine Bennett, made it to the Quarter Finals in the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship.