Like Drowning

Director Cath Murphy / 1998 / Australia

When a young boy's brother drowns in the dam on his family's farm he loses his mother to grief. A tense, compelling drama which explores the impact of loss on a family and the onset of madness when the mother develops 'aquaphobia', a psychological condition induced by the fear of drowning. Made using an unusual but effective animation technique, with images drawn directly onto clay, the film features moody lighting, swampy textures and an emotive soundtrack that will leave you gasping for air.

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