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The House

Jean Kaneko (Natalie Skye), swept away by the tsunami of the catastrophic financial meltdown – just quit her coveted job as an investment banker on Wall Street. After a soul-searching journey traveling around the world, she returns home to Vancouver, still floating in limbo. Instead of settling down, she camps out in an empty home owned by a friend’s rich family who never lived there. A house waiting to be sold when the price is right. Jean moves in – vows to finish her travelogue about her journey. She thinks she’s finally found the perfect quiet time – away from any kind of commitment, no phone calls, no job, no friends – she’s her own boss. So she should have no problem focusing on her writing at long last. Or at least that’s what she thinks. To her surprise, she’s actually not the only occupant in the house. She finds out that if she wanted to stay, she’d have to share the place with some former occupants who’ve turned into bad squatters. A cynical college professor (Alex Zahara), his bitter sister (Emilie Ullerup) married to a devoted husband (David Richmond-Peck), a disgruntled cab driver (Zahf Paroo) and a washed-up drifter (Zak Santiago) — all of whom are not even supposed to be there, because they’re actually dead. As Jean reluctantly confronts these souls as tormented as herself, they inevitably end up in an entangled mass of secrets and lies…

Set primarily in one location, this imaginative drama roams in and out of the lives of lost souls, weaving reality with the other side. A ghost story that meditates on the precious gems along with the missed opportunities in this precarious thing we know as life.


Drama (109 min)

Credits: Editor