class prompt given by professor: an individual who has been in conflict with someone close to them over the years shares for the first time that they truly love them. the remarks expose a wound that provokes a volatile response. subtext of the scene: the risk for truth can be painful.
greta and her mom have a broken relationship, due to the fact that her mother is still dating the man that has been extremely inappropriate towards greta in the past. her mother has made continuous excuses over the years as to why she stays with him, and has turned a blind eye to the truth. greta has lost respect for her mom because of this. greta got out of the house as soon as she could. they talk every now and then, meeting up for birthdays and holidays. this scene displays greta and her mom meeting up on greta’s 22nd birthday, and her mom proving to her that she still hasn’t changed her ways, as she is still dating the guy who was creepy, perverted towards greta. her mom tells her that she is working on it and that she loves her, but greta sees right through this and doesn’t get her hopes up for change.
written & directed by gráinne mcCormick
starring: rayna johnston & laura pelliccia