Saturnalia Mourning a Wife and Mother
film ©2011 Iridescent Films, Gustavo Mercado, writer-director
Saturnalia is a great drama feature from New York, loosely based on the true story of a mentally unstable homeless woman who secretly moved into the home of a retired widower, in her way taking the place of his wife. This scene from early in the film, as the family learns of the wife's death and the widower, Richard, returns home alone, showcases the somber orchestral strings, horns and crystal classes that accompany most of Richard's story. The homeless woman's sound is more ethereal to go with her mental state, with ambient synth and electric guitars as well as the strings. This scene is all I have permission to show publicly at the moment, but I can't wait for you all to see and hear the rest!