A married woman, pregnant with her third child, is stuck in her suburban house and middle class existence. When she answers the phone to hear a voice from her distant past, she is immediately reconnected with her once central, now neglected emotional anchor — her brother. As the conversation unfolds, their complicated history is revealed, as are the disappointments and challenges of their present-day lives — his narrow escape from a sinking fishing vessel, her deep loneliness as a parent.
This minimalistic film is a deeply engrossing, emotionally gripping meditation on family, particularly the underrepresented relationship between adult siblings. Through its controlled, precise approach, it reveals the deep love, loyalty, and power that binds us to one another, no matter how far away we may seem to drift.