Using “Le Spectre de la Rose” from Berlioz’ Les Nuits d'Été (performed by american soprano Jessye Norman) as narration instead of dialogues, RSVP offers a humanist look at loss, love, friendship and AIDS. Returning home after a friend's funeral, each character listens to this song as it plays on the radio. This formal approach allows director Laurie Lynd to create a powerful visual choir that also explores the uniqueness of the many relationships the dead man nurtured throughout his lifetime. Central to the hybrid narrative of the film is Sid, the man's lover, whom we meet as he takes his first steps forward in the long and painful healing process. With Daniel MacIvor in the role of the widower.
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