How do you possibly make a film about necrophilia that's both beautiful and romantic? You'd think it impossible but Lynne Stopkewich did it effortlessly with her 1996 film, Kissed. It stars Molly Parker as a woman fixated on death. From early childhood she has held and embraced a morbid fascination, seeing it as equally beautiful as life itself. The subject matter is handled so delicately and it's never offensive. The story is both tragic and inspiring and Parker's performance deservedly propelled her into the world's spotlight. With gorgeous photography and a haunting soundtrack, Kissed is easily one of my favourite Canadian films. Take the time to see it because its unlike any love story you will have seen before. A beautiful film.