The Butterfly Effect/Psyche
A young woman, stricken by grief, finds peace through a rather unusual event.
Psyche (pronounced ‘sy-kee’, not ‘syke’), a young woman living on a space station, has recently lost her younger brother in an accident. She looks at photographs of her and her brother in their childhood – skipping, chasing butterflies, general childhood silliness. Her brother loved butterflies – beside the photographs is his rather extensive butterfly collection, and beside that is the urn containing his ashes.
The lights go out, and Psyche leaves her room to check it out. Under the emergency lighting she notices a butterfly, just fluttering at the end of the hall. She gives chase, and the butterfly leads her through winding corridors and places she is most assuredly not meant to be. Eventually, Psyche stumbles into the agriculture department, where the butterfly rejoins the rest of the pollinators. The lights come back on and Psyche marvels at the masses of butterflies. The film ends with a shot of the urn perched in the agriculture department, and perched on it are a pair of butterflies.