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Sadness is My Friend: A Review of the film Adult Life Skills and an Interview with Its Sound Designer Anna Bertmark

The incredibly funny and thoughtful film Adult Life Skills written and directed by Rachel Tunnard is a story about grief, adulthood and friendship – in other words about life in general. Anna is currently coping with the loss of his twin brother in her own way, which might seem rather extreme or unusual from an outsider’s perspective. But one might ask: Can the employment of any kind of personal coping mechanism for grief be regarded extraordinary? Who decides on what extreme means?

Anna’s way is to move into a shed located in . . .

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Barbara is a journalist, editor and film critic. She usually does interviews with film-makers, artists, designers, and writes about cinema, design and books.