Anna (Claudia Ferri) has lost her daughter Claire (Milan Coté Dréan)
in a tragic accident (which is never specified), which is something she
has difficulty dealing with, understandably, and it's not made any the
better that her pre-school son Mathis (Jaz Coté Dréan) refuses to accept
her death and pretends as if she's still there with them - which to his
little mind she probably still is. This drives Anna up the wall at first,
but however hard she tries, she can't dissuade Mathis from claiming she's
here ... until Anna more and more feels Claire's existence herself, and
her longing for mum and Mathis to join her ...
Now one thing up
front, Let Go is anything but an uplifting film, and it's not
supposed to be one - after all, it's about infinite sadness and what it
can lead to. And all of this is captured in very atmospheric pictures,
presented in a fittingly slow pace, and carried by a powerful central
performance by Claudia Ferri that really gets under your skin.
... but better not watch this when you're down already!