Sunday, October 01, 2006


Can you die of a broken heart?

Thanks to the lovliness and generosity of Ms. Yojo (who has been volunteering her butt off), I attended the screening of Kardia as part of the Calgary International Film Festival. What fun!

Kardia is a beautiful Canadian made film.
The premise of the story itself is intriguing. The main subject is the human heart. The main character Hope has spent her life working with the physical properties of the heart (generally post mortem), while contemplating the mystical, symbolic and emotional aspects and how they are all entertwined. She poses the question, Can you die of a broken heart?

Another fascinating premise, is the idea that while the brain is the main intelligence center of the body, the rest of the body also holds intellligence and memory. It is not merely flesh at the mercy of brain impulses. The history of your life is carried with you, in your blood and tissues.

The writer and director, Su Rynard was in attendance at the screening and did a Q&A after the film. It was fascinating to hear about the film from such a personal point of view from the creative process, to her personal influences and the film making process.

There is a lot more to the story and movie itself. If you are interested in seeing it in Calgary, send an email ( to the Uptown to encourage them to bring the movie to the theater. Support Canadian artists!


Mmmmaaahvelous said...

Sounds intriguing.
I believe people can & do die of a broken heart. It's our soul's life line.

Two Mittens said...

Yes. It makes sense that the emotional and physical self are one in the same. Also interesting in this movie is the fact that it is not romantic love, specifically.