There are moments frozen under glass...
Inga (Marcia Gay Harden) is a poet and mother to a young
daughter (Eulala Scheel, Ms. Harden's real life daughter).
Inga is drawn to a house that reminds her of her childhood
home, and here she realizes that many things in her life are
coming full circle.
She wants to buy and restore an old house but her distant
husband Hermann (Michael Gaston) sees little value in old
houses or many of the things Inga loves and writes about.
Inga's crumbling marriage is in stark contrast to her
closeness with her 8-year-old daughter with whom she shares
her hopes, fears and inner- most thoughts. By day their
relationship seems magical, full of cloud watching, kite
flying and lazy summer drives. But at night Inga is troubled
by her marriage, it's lack of intimacy and her fears of her
Now facing recent breast cancer Inga is using alcohol in
much the same way as her mother's use of morphine to control
her pain. Like many artists Inga's struggle is reflected in
her poems, which she writes on scraps of paper and then
discards. But it is in her own poems that she hears the echo
of what her mother must have gone through and it is this
revelation that allows Inga to transform.
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