Deeply

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Deeply
Deeply.jpg
original DVD cover
Directed by Sheri Elwood
Produced by Karen Arikian
Carolynne Bell
Executive producer
Bess Fotopoulos
John Hamilton
Wolfram Tichy
Written by Sheri Elwood
Starring Julia Brendler
Kirsten Dunst
Lynn Redgrave
Music by Micki Meuser
Cinematography Sebastian Edschmid
Edited by Jon Gregory
Distributed by Myriad Pictures
Release dates September 11, 2000
Running time 101 min
Country  Canada
Language English

Deeply is a 2000 film directed by Sheri Elwood, starring Julia Brendler, Lynn Redgrave and Kirsten Dunst.

Synopsis[edit]

Claire McKay (Julia Brendler)—having suffered the death of her boyfriend—is brought by her mother to Ironbound Island in the hopes that time away from the city will allow her to recover emotionally. On the island where her mother was born, Claire meets an eccentric writer, Celia (Lynn Redgrave), who in flashbacks, relates her own story as a grief-stricken teenager in 1949. Celia—Silly (Kirsten Dunst) in the flashbacks—is the next chosen victim of a Viking curse which was placed on the island centuries ago when their longship sank in the bay.

The nature of the curse is such that a "chosen one" is born every fifty years, and they are destined to die at sea in order for the fish the island depends on to continue to return. During the flashbacks Silly discovers a list of past victims, and that she is the next. However, in the end Silly is not claimed by the sea, which instead takes her lover. The narrator says something to the effect of what better alternative to taking the chosen one than to take her lover instead, leaving her to bear the pain. As Celia tells her own story of love and loss, Claire eventually undergoes a catharsis and again plays the violin that she has not touched since her own loss. The final clips of the movie show a shoal of fish, which points to the fact that the fish do indeed return to the island.

List of curse victims[edit]

The following list is found by Silly in the "fish logs" of Ironbound Island, and noted again by Claire as she finds their gravestones.

  • 1609 January, William Fleming, 17 years, lost at sea
  • 1659 May, Anne Bell, aged 16, drowned
  • 1701 August, John Dunsworth, aged 16 yrs., drowned
  • 1750 March, Eliza Coolen, aged 18 yrs., lost at sea
  • 1799 December, Ezekiel Dempsey, 16 years, lost at sea
  • 1849 June, James M. Kay, age 18, lost at sea
  • 1905 October, Asaph Young, 17 years, drowned
  • 1949 ...

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot on East Ironbound island, Nova Scotia.44°26′17″N 64°05′06″W / 44.438°N 64.085°W / 44.438; -64.085

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