Tracing the Memory
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Chris Doubek, Trey Edward Shults
USA, 2015, 83', color
English with Turkish subtitles
When Krisha walks in to the family house for a Thanksgiving dinner, the atmosphere is tense despite the warm greetings. Krisha is also anxious, almost frightened. She has obviously been absent from family gatherings for a while, but upon revealing her sobriety, has been given a second chance. In Krisha, Trey Edward Shults brings together his immediate family and treats addiction –always an elephant in the room, he says– with audacity and heartbreaking humor. With inspired camerawork, sound design, editing, and natural acting, Krisha introduces us to a family of no nonsense storytellers, telling a very intimate story close to home.