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The Pond

UK, 1988 (MIFF 1988, Fiction)

Director: Richard Saunders

A raw and energetic study of the break down of the relationship between a 14 year old girl and her mother, mirrored by the destruction of the outside environment. Both are trapped by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.

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