Saturday, December 10, 2016

IFFK Bytes: Sink- Emotional Extremes

South African production Sink is till now the most intense experience of IFFK 2016 for me. This movie takes you down to hell and then back. By the time it ends you are sure to face every emotions of the spectrum in extreme measures.

Directed by Brett Michael Innes, Sink deals with a phase in the life of three individuals who are compelled to coexist under extreme circumstances. Rachel who works as a maid for rich couple Chris and Michelle is in a dilemma- whether or not to continue working for them after Michelle accidentally causes the death of Maia, her kid. She decides to stay as she has to support her family in Mozambique and she needs the income for that. Sink shows how this decision undone gradually the life of all three involved.

The movie is told in non-linear mode. It may disorient the viewers initially but makes the movie a compelling watch. Great acting performances- restrained and absorbing by all three leads and economic narration lifts the movie to a higher platform.

There was a Q&A session with the director that shed more light into the characters, vision and movie making process in South Africa. 

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