Best Actress – Barbara Wallace – “The Still Life of Annika Myers” (Canada)

Title: The Still Life of Annika Myers
Runtime: 18 min
Country: Canada
Director: Matthew Blecha
Placement: Award of Excellence + Best Actress (Barbara Wallace)
Competition: September 30, 2019

Synopsis: During the Dutch Hunger winter of 1945, ANNIKA MYERS traded her family’s treasured painting of a feast for rations. Now, at 84, she has found it, and she wants EVAN O’NEILL, the diligent retired manager of a grocery store, to help her steal it back. But is it truly the painting she hungers for? Evan, who has something of his own to reclaim, is faced with a difficult but life-affirming choice in this 18-minute drama The Still Life of Annika Myers.