Director, Sarah Van Den Boom, seeks to depict a particular experience such as the syndrome of the missing twin. With an echo to the maternal womb, the title hides a beautiful metaphor of the sensation of loneliness that characterises the three protagonists of this short film.
The calm narrating voices and the softened background noises bring the viewers into the submerged world of the survivors, absolutely succeeding in portraying the sensation of emptiness that afflicts them. Solitude and inadequacy are translated into a mixed animated style made of soft hedges and realistic backgrounds with occasional tempera vivid images that highlight the emotional implications of this condition.
Besides effectively describing the void felt by its characters, ‘In Deep Waters’ leaves room for a kind of happy ending where the key word is acceptance.