‘Winter’ opens with grey skies, bare branches and Woods Weston awakening from yet another night spent upon cold concrete. After the murder of his beautiful wife, Woods has found himself seeking comfort in bottles and boxes of fags. He used to lose track of reality whilst absorbed in his artwork; nowadays he is lost altogether and the world is too cruel a place to confront. With one son in care and the other sacrificing his future to nurse him, this once doting father needs to awake from his cycle of psychosis. ‘Winter’ is a tragic love story about loss, grief and family. When everything seems bleak and the world is unforgiving, the only safety to be found is in the unconditional love of Woods’ sons. Tommy Flanagan (Woods Weston) delivers a hauntingly truthful performance where Woods’ inextricable pain can be felt in every scene. Heidi Greensmith’s writing is honest and is beautifully accompanied by Dominic Greensmith’s soundtrack which recently won Best Score Award at the NYC International Film Festival. ‘Winter’ is unquestionably moving and well crafted. It is a story of unspeakable pain but highlights how unconditional and unfaltering love can bring light back into the darkest of times.