“Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska) is a beautiful and charming terminal cancer patient with a deeply felt love of life and the natural world.
“Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper) is a young man who has dropped out of the business of living after an accident claimed the life of his parents.
“When these two outsiders chance to meet at a funeral, they find an unexpected common ground in their unique experiences of the world.
“For Enoch, it includes his best friend Hiroshi (Ryo Kase), who happens to be the ghost of a kamikaze fighter pilot.
“For Annabel, it involves an admiration of Charles Darwin and an interest in how other creatures live.
“Upon learning of Annabel’s imminent early passing, Enoch offers to help her face her last days with an irreverent abandon, tempting fate, tradition, and even death itself.
“Daring, childlike, and distinctly rare, these two bravely face what life has in store for them.
“The relationships they share … teach them the greatest lessons of all — that every end begets its own kind of rebirth, and love is deathless”
It’s called Restless, it’s directed by Gus Van Sant, and it opens Friday.