A love story, Canada, 1887, Prince Edward Island Inspired by a true story (Prince Edward Island, 1887)
William, an eighteen year old farm boy Mary, a sixteen year old farm girl living in 19th-century rural Canada meet on New Year's Eve. This lyrical, intense drama is played out through a series of assignations between them.
The spirits of William and Mary, awaken into a void. As they question where they are, they recall and begin to relive the story which brought them there: the initial giddy courtship and the overwhelming passions of first love, the pangs of a six month absence from each other - an unplanned pregnancy and a guilty and shameful young man amidst a community in which respectability is of utmost importance. And as they try to cope, to keep love amongst the fear and confusions of youth, these two spirits stumble upon their own tragic ending, ultimately answering where they are and how they got there.
Director Sara Benaim