Directed by Helena Wittmann
2017, 98 minutes
Two women spend a weekend together at the North Sea. Walks on the beach, fish buns at a snack stand, mobile weather forecasts. Sky, horizon, water. After one of them (Josefina Gill) returns home to Argentina, the other (Theresa George) travels to the Caribbean to cross the Atlantic on a sailing vessel. Once land is out of sight, thoughts go astray, time leaves the beaten track and the ocean's swells lull her into deep sleep. When she reaches the other side, she won't be the same.
In her dynamic and entrancing directorial debut, Helena Wittmann takes us on a transatlantic voyage unlike any other, scrambling our senses and inviting us to surrender to the ocean's ever-undulating surface.
Subjects & Collections
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