The centenary anniversary of Katherine Mansfield’s death is approaching (9 Jan 2023). This film is a fact-based fictional account of Mansfield’s final days spent with the Armenian-Greek mystic Gurdjieff, and his commune of refugees, bohemians and animals in the forest of Fontainebleau, France.
Screenplay by Gaylene Barnes
”Life is, all at one and the same time, far more mysterious, and far simpler than we know."
A desperate hope for miraculous healing drives consumptive writer, Katherine Mansfield, to join a mystic cult in the forests of France (1922). But instead, she seizes the authentic life offered and learns to accept her unavoidable death.
Period (1922), Biography, Romance
"One element that is absolutely gorgeous and important to the story is the script’s attention to
detail in setting the scene once at Gurdjieff’s retreat. ... it will all look stunning on
screen and stand out from other period stories." Screencraft, Feedback, 2021. Score: 7-8/10