Chichester's Choice

Chichester's Choice

  • Canada
  • 66
  • STC

First-time filmmaker Simonee Chichester’s father, Edgar, left her when she was just six years old. Since then, her only parent has been her overbearing and fiercely loving mother. Twenty-three years later, her father’s alcoholism and depression have led him to the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil where he is homeless and seriously ill. Before it’s too late, Chichester sets on an emotionally charged journey to get to know her father, beginning with a visit to his home in Guyana. From his family, she learns of the charismatic young man her father was, but also discovers disturbing layers of sexual abuse in their family. Shaken and full of doubt, Chichester continues her journey to Brazil where, despite tension between them, her mother helps her search the streets and shelters. But as Chichester soon realises, it’s one thing to find your father, and quite another to face the man who is at the core of your innermost struggles. A deeply moving personal odyssey of revelation and absolution. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles. Gisèle Gordon.

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