Ghost Train

  • 8 10
  • 2014
  • 14min
Ghost Train
  • English
  • German, Spanish, French

At his 84 years old, Geof is dedicated to care for his ailing wife. Except at night, when he escapes from his daily life by visiting a cabaret theater set in the world of vampires.

Awards

AWARDS: Best Short Documentary. Hot Docs Canada/ Grand Jury Award for Best Short. Stanley Film Festival/ Audience Award. Australia Human Rights Arts Film Festival/ Best Short Documentary. Guanajuato International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival/ Melbourne International Film Festival/ Tribeca International Film Festival

Ghost Train, A dark cabaret theatre for the lack of love 

84 year-old Geof has a marked routine every day of his life. Like today, tomorrow he knows that he will have to accompany his ailing wife, who cannot speak or recognize him, in the care home where she is being held.

After several years of being in this situation, Geof tells us in his own words that he no longer looks with the same eyes at the woman he married so many years ago and with whom he used to go out to see the world.

But Geof has found an unusual escape to free himself from his daily tensions. At night, he usually comes to Dracula's, a vampire-themed cabaret theater where he met Gilian, a young female performer of the place.

Her relationship with the actress becomes a powerful bond in which Geof channels both his sorrows and hopes at a time when he has to face an imminent encounter with death.

Kelly Hucker
Kelly Hucker Director
James Fleming
James Fleming Director

Production Companies

Camera Electrica