Mourning Has Broken explores the thin line between tragedy and comedy, love and hate, life and death. When a husband wakes to find that his wife has unexpectedly died during the night, he bottles up his grief and takes an emotional battle-axe to everything in the world that angers him. Unable to cope with his devastation, he sets out to complete the final “to-do” list his wife left him—with hilarious, drastic consequences. During his errands, a series of mundane annoyances and pet peeves that confront him end up becoming part of his wild call-to-action. Assholes beware: Robert Nolan plays the bereft husband who has nothing left to lose in this dark comedy.
As Brett M. Butler’s most challenging feature film to date, Mourning Has Broken was a founding participant of the inaugural 1K Challenge, which produced five Canadian features for just $1,000 per film. Can’t be done? Mourning Has Broken is proof that great Canadian stories can be told at any price.
SCREENING WITH: Salvatore.