Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Mysterious and suspenseful, with a touch of the supernatural thrown in, this first feature by director Sara Driver follows Nicole (Suzanne Fletcher), a woman who works at a computer all day, through an odd and menacing series of events. Nicole has been translating an old Chinese manuscript, and the more she translates the stranger her life becomes. Surreal events seem to interrupt reality on a regular basis. A Japanese woman who worked on the manuscript has been killed, Nicole's roommate Isabelle (Ann Magnuson) develops some inexplicable problems, and now Nicole's son is missing after he fell asleep in Isabelle's car, which was then stolen. A desperate Nicole goes out looking for her son in a reality that seems less and less "real" all the time. This film was in competition at the 1987 U.S. Film Festival.
book, supernatural-forces, translator, worker