The story of the final weeks leading up to the disappearance (and presumable death) of Maya Dardel, an internationally respected poet and novelist who lived, until 2016, in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Maya announces on National Public Radio that she is going to end her life and that young male writers may compete to become executor of her estate. The man who wins will inherit Maya’s home, land, books, unpublished manuscripts, and be expected to protect and promote her posthumous reputation.
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Poland, United States
Runtime: 104 mins
Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak
Executive Producer: Craig R. Johnson
Producer: Mike S. Ryan, Morgan Jon Fox, Dariusz Jablonski, Violetta Kaminska, Izabela Wojcik
Screenwriter: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak
Cinematographer: Patrick Scola
Editor: Osman Bayraktaroglu
Production Designer: Sarah Cole
Sound Designer: Tomasz Dukszta C.A.S.
Music: Zachary Cotler
Principal Cast: Lena Olin, Rosanna Arquette , Jordan Gavaris, Nathan Keyes, Alexander Koch, Chris Voss