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Snapshots (2018)
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Melanie Mayron
Piper LaurieBrooke AdamsEmily Baldoni
1h 35m

The film begins with Rose, an older woman who is going through her belongings in her house. While going through her attic, she discovers a box of old photographs that triggers memories from her past. As she reminisces, the story shifts to a summer in the 1960s.

In the past, a young Rose is portrayed as a vibrant and adventurous woman. She is in a relationship with a woman named Louise, but societal pressures force them to keep their love a secret. They spend their summers at a lakeside cottage, where they find solace and freedom.

During one summer, Rose's mother, Patty, unexpectedly arrives at the cottage. Patty is a conservative woman who doesn't approve of Rose's relationship with Louise. The tension between Patty and Louise creates a strained atmosphere in the cottage.

As the story unfolds, secrets from the past are revealed. Rose learns that her mother had her own forbidden love affair when she was younger. Patty had an affair with a man named Daniel, and their relationship resulted in a child named Jenny, whom Patty gave up for adoption.

Rose's discovery of Jenny's existence leads her on a journey to find her long-lost sister. She tracks Jenny down and they meet for the first time. The reunion is emotional and bittersweet, as they both come to terms with the choices their mother made and the impact it had on their lives.

Through these interconnected stories, "Snapshots" explores themes of love, acceptance, and the complexities of family relationships. The film highlights the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ individuals in the past and the importance of embracing one's true identity.

In the end, the characters find solace and forgiveness in each other. Rose reconciles with her past and finds closure. She learns to cherish the memories captured in the snapshots and realizes the power of preserving and sharing family history.

"Snapshots" is a poignant and heartfelt film that celebrates the resilience of women and the healing power of love and forgiveness. It reminds us of the significance of embracing our true selves and the importance of cherishing our family bonds.

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