“shaped by their directors’ experiences with grief”

The lingering after-effects of tragic loss are figuring into American feature films now. Some films are specifically–if obliquely–related to the September 11th attacks, but others can be attributed to a post-9/11 heightened sensitivity to the nuances of experiencing a loved one’s death.
Makes sense to me; I set my first short, Souvenir November 2001 in this aftermath, after the active, self-conscious mourning is past. People say that the hardest time is actually several months after the funeral of someone close, because people have usually stopped actively checking on you, and the reality of that person’s absence really starts to sink in.
9/11 Is Sneaking Onto a Screen Near You [nyt]