CLAIRE IN MOTION, in which a mother and her young son try to come to terms with the sudden but continuing disappearance of dad. The movie has some of the earmarks of both a thriller and the "wronged wife" genres, but it won't take long before you realize that everything from its tone and pacing to its deepest concerns involve ideas that simply go contrary to other movies with plots at all similar to this.
Annie J. Howell (shown at left) and Lisa Robinson (below) offer up an odd little "good morning" moment between husband and wife involving mention of a dream and something that's "never going to happen," and then hubby is off -- and gone.
Betsy Brandt) goes deeper, and as the movie does, too, we're made aware of this woman's problems with intimacy. This shows up not only in her relationship with her husband (the little-seen but effective Chris Beetum), but also with her son, played with quiet, still-waters-run-deep control by Zev Haworth, shown below. And when a younger art student turns up (the wonderfully enigmatic Anna Margaret Hollyman) with whom Paul -- surreptitiously, as it turns out -- was working on a wildlife art project, offering what could be some help, Claire rebuffs her, too.