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She Dies Tomorrow

1h 25m Comedy, Drama, Thriller 2020

Amy (Kate Lyn Sheil) is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her sceptical friend Jane (Jane Adams) discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the last day of their lives.

Of particular focus in the film is its use of non-diegetic light. In pivotal scenes, fantastical colours appear out of nowhere, bathing the characters in deep, bright, almost giallo-esque light. Cinematographer Jay Keitel explains that in these scenes, colour represents emotion, an extension of his own sense of experiencing his own memories as light and colour. The great puzzle of She Dies Tomorrow is determining which emotion each colour stands for - the answer, once realised, gives the viewer a deeper understanding of the film.


Amy Seimetz


Jay Keitel







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