Part kitchen sink drama, part magic realist morality tale, PHOENIX tells the story of Jill who, from a young age, has acted as the responsible adult in her small family. She cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother and her younger brother. The news that their estranged father will be visiting on Jill’s birthday gives the children much-needed hope. When the family is struck by tragedy, Jill keeps it a secret. This striking feature debut is a gripping family drama.