Life During Wartime (2009) - Synopsis

LIFE DURING WARTIME won the Golden Osella award at Venice Film Festival 2009 for Best Screenplay and was also nominated for the Golden Lion. It is part sequel/part variation on Solondz’s acclaimed film HAPPINESS starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Lara Flynn Boyle, which won the 1998 Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize and nominated for a Golden Globe in 1999 for Best Screenplay.

LIFE DURING WARTIME focuses on three sisters and the people they love as they struggle to find their places in an unpredictable and volatile world where the past haunts the present and imperils the future. The question of forgiveness and its limits threads throughout a series of intersecting love stories, offering clarity and, perhaps alternatives, to the comforts of forgetting.