89 minutes – Drama
Festival release date: November 30, 2023 – Whistler Film Festival
Release date: TBA
Alena (Sara Canning) and Tom arrive at Luna Lake for JB (Jonas Chernick) and Poppy’s wedding. But the wedding night ends in a drug-fuelled haze, both couples destroyed, as JB’s long-secret affair with Alena is finally exposed. Lives are changed forever. The Burning Season begins at the end, and then moves backwards through time, each previous summer revealing deeper insight into a mysteriously intense connection. The story unfolds like a conundrum, challenging our preconceived ideas about the characters, tracking the affair over seven tumultuously sexy summers, and culminating in a surprising revelation that recontextualizes everything we thought we knew. In short, it is a sexy and tragic love story—told backwards.