BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
The High Cost of Living
Deborah Chow

The High Cost of Living

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The High Cost of Living
Canada / 2010 / 92 min
DIRECTOR:
Deborah Chow
It all started with the big bang

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.

Deborah Chow

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.