Two sisters, Maeve and Daphne, embark on a tense hike. Before they begin, Daphne double checks everything in their bag to be sure they are not missing anything. Daphne hopes to be in charge of carrying this precious cargo, but Maeve insists she can handle it. As they ascend the mountain, the tension and strife in their relationship is evident in their strained conversation and silence. Once atop the mountain, Maeve accidentally lets their communal bag fall off the side of a ledge, which plummets the two sisters into an emotional confession. Maeve admits to Daphne that she feels as though the death of her mother was her fault. If she hadn’t called her mother to pick her up from a bar, would her mother still be alive? Despite Daphne’s attempts to convince her sister not to blame herself, Maeve persists until Daphne reveals that she was meant to pick up her sister from the bar that night. Although Daphne had been trying to keep herself and their relationship afloat, admitting to her sister that she made their mother go in her place, which ended in her death, opens up the fear that Daphne has of starting to forget parts of her mother.
Their deep confessions of guilt bring the two sisters together. Knowing that they are not alone in their struggle and pain, opens up their relationship and helps them to connect with each other. In this moment we also learn that Maeve has been sober for almost a month. Maeve decides she will find the bag. She daringly climbs down the ledge and retrieves the bag as Daphne watches on in worry. Once back from her dangerous escapade, Maeve holds an urn and starts spreading her mother’s ashes with a dedication to her. Daphne follows after Maeve, throwing the ashes and saying how much she misses her mother.
As they go down the mountain they play a song that is assumed to be in correlation with a special memory of their mother. At the base of the mountain, Daphne runs off to make a call. While gone, Maeve pours alcohol from a flask into her water bottle and drinks it. She is not sober like we were made to believe. The call that Daphne ran off to make is actually to her mother’s old phone where we hear the mother’s voicemail. We discover that Daphne makes these daily voicemails to her mother apologizing, unable to ever forgive herself. The two come back together, walking off camera saying goodbye to their mom.
Directed by Adam Riegler (USA)