Comfort or conflict? A gift or deception? Filmed entirely underwater, where even struggle appears beautiful, this mythic and dreamlike piece highlights the unraveling of an intimate relationship. (1999, 5 min.)
"What an incredibly beautiful film! I don't know that I have ever seen a more moving depiction of loss. I am astonished!"
"A beautiful, lyrical, visual poem. It is a film that demands attention."
"Hauntingly beautiful as it leaves a startlingly profound mark upon the heart of the observer."
"Award winning stuff here-by all participants."
"The video is fantastic. Filming completely underwater is a fresh new idea which adds to the ethereal feel of the entire video. The subject matter is well chosen, because when an intimate relationship dies, it does feel like part of you dies with it."
"The cinematography is outstanding. The visuals are stunning. The portrayal of a loving and abusive relationship is effective in the 'drowning-like' sequences."
"This little gem is compelling! The fluidity of the movement is at once disquieting and lovely. I found the characters' mute struggle an excellent reference of the the hushed and hidden violence between couples behind numerous closed doors. Wonderful cinematography!"
"Terrific cinematography, music, and 'feel'. This is a very talented filmmaker."
"Another outstanding film by someone who has consistently done great work. More people need to see this."
Andy Abrahams Wilson
Music Performed by
UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance
The Pew Charitable Trusts
First Place, Planet Out Short Movie Awards
Breckinridge Film Festival
Queens Museum of Art Film Series
International Festival of Body, Image & Movement (Uruguay)
USA Film Festival
San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
New York International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Bilbao (Spain) Int'l Festival of Documentary and Short Film
Tabor (Croatia) International Film Festival
London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Film Arts Festival
Inside Out: Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Image&nation: Montreal Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Out on Screen: Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Reel Affirmations Film Festival
Boston Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
Reeling: Chicago Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
Image Out Film Festival