The poignant story of two sisters. Elfrieda (Sara Gadon) is a gifted, beautiful, happily married and much celebrated concert pianist who struggles with acute depression and a desire to follow in her father's footsteps by committing suicide.
Yolandi (Alison Pill) is a struggling writer who feels like a failure, with children from different fathers. When Elf makes a second attempt on her life and decides she wants to go to a clinic in Switzerland that will help her end her life, Yolandi makes it her mission to save her sister.
Based on the international best-selling novel of the same name by Canadian Miriam Toews.Canadian Connection: Most of the cast members, including the two leads, Sarah Gadon and Alison Pill, are Canadian.;