The High Cost of Living
One fateful night, locksmith and part time drug dealer Henry accidentally runs into eight months pregnant Nathalie with his car. Panicking, Henry flees from the scene of the crime, leaving the mother-to-be in a pool of her own blood. In the days after the accident, Henry is stricken by guilty coscience, and decides to check up on Nathalie. Never revealing that he was the man behind the wheel, Henry learns that the unborn child has died, and slowly a friendship which is as beautiful as it is ultimately impossible develops between the two.
Canadian director Deborah Chow studied at McGill University and Columbia University, and has since then written and directed the short films DAYPASS (2002) and THE HILL (2004), both to critical acclaim.