It's been ages now since John's (Chris Effan) wife Mary (Maria Denis)
has died, but still he's grieving the loss and brings flowers to her grave
every day - until one day, he finds a letter on her grave, a love letter,
written in Mary's own handwriting. Overcome with emotions, he writes her
back, and for a while this goes back and forth - until John finds a way he
thinks will bring Maria back ...
Love Letters from the Dead
is actually quite a touching movie, thanks to its no-frills approach that
really makes the grief of the main character all the more palpable: Here,
it's really the simplicity of the images, the lack of camera movement, the
limited locations and the matter-of-factness of the very dry off-screen
narration that actually help carry the underlying emotion very well, also
helped by Chris Effan's restrained performance.
As I said above,