Body Of Water Review Movie
Body Of Water Review
Short-film maker Lucy Brydon (So It Goes, Babe) makes her feature debut with this empathetic investigation into the devastating effects of anorexia that is acute. In a way that is unusual for a film dealing with this issue the protagonist isn't an adolescent with a problem, but a single 30-something mom, Stephanie (Sian Brooke) who recently was removed from her fourth stay in a facility to treat eating disorders. In a bid to heal however, she discovers that her attempts to reunite with her mother, who has suffered for a long time Susan (Amanda Burton) and her spiky fifteen-year old daughter Pearl (Fabienne Piolini-Castle, fantastic) are often rejected. In a state of emotional isolation, Stephanie embarks on a affair with her nurse Shaun (Nick Blood) who at first appears to love her, but clearly squanders his position and vulnerability. It isn't easy to recover.
Brooke is stunning as Stephanie she is a woman who is in a turbulent internal battle always over the edge. She is portrayed with her long, blonde platinum hair, and her leather jacket that resembles armor. A scene where she looks over old photos reveal her past as a war reporter which is likely to be a traumatic incident that surely played a role in her current situation however it's not explicitly mentioned.
Body Of Water is such an effective watch since it favors realism over Melodrama.
In the following days, Stephanie is aghast to find out that Pearl begins to exhibit certain worrying behaviors including hiding food and drinking — yet she does not have the courage to alter her own behavior. Then, her family cannot provide her with the help she requires. The insufferable group sessions cause anger. "Do do you have a better feeling?" she barks at another sufferer. "Well I don't," is the honest answer. Then, Shaun betrays her in the most horrible way. Stephanie is clear that she has no other option. A long sequence of scenes in which she indulges in desperation and silent silence it is heart-wrenchingly emotional.
Body Of Water is such an enthralling film due to the fact that it is a realism-oriented film that doesn't rely on mel. The restrained screenplay of Brydon does not attempt to psychologically analyze Stephanie but instead shows her in the moment, functions alongside muted colours and detached cinematography by Darran Bragg. Although Stephanie has bone and skin but the camera doesn't focus on her body.
As with the film as a in general, Bragg concentrates on capturing Stephanie's psychological state. She is frequently seen in a solitary setting in a solitary position, positioned on the fringe from the action. Sexual scenes are strikingly cold. Stephanie's face is solid and her eyes averted and completely unable to get any enjoyment from the intimate (though it could be coerced) encounter. As with the rest her life, she's just doing her thing.
Through the entire film, Rory Attwell's eerie score weaves in Carine Koleilat's powerful audio design — the rushing water, which is both a regular theme of Stephanie's mental anxiety and a premonition of the direction it could take her to make the chronic nature of this debilitating illness.