By Jake Wynne
Simon suffers from D.I.D. (Dissociative Identity Disorder) – commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. His mother is recently deceased, and abandoning his car, goes on a quest to scatter her ashes from a mountaintop. There are however, two other personalities manifesting within him.
The first is Leon who despises their mother for bearing witness to the childhood abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, the second is ‘the silent child’ who is appears lost and at the mercy of his counterparts.
At night by a campfire, the three personalities come face to face. Leon tells Simon he has no intention of climbing the mountain. Simon will do everything in his power to make sure he does. The child observes in silence.
Morning comes and they struggle up and down the mountain, switching between personalities until Leon finally cracks. He pours vodka in to the urn and throws it violently against a rock, provoking an emotional breakdown. Simon emerges from Leon’s collapse, and makes a desperate surge for the summit. Once there he searches for the urn but it’s gone. Suspecting that Leon is responsible, he also lets his suppressed anger come to the surface.
Finally the child emerges, but he has a secret of his own, and it is left to him to decide whether forgiveness is indeed possible.
This film contains coarse language.