It starts with the image of Justine (Geneviève Boivin-Roussy) crying as she cleans out the closet of her recently deceased mother. And for a time, Ariane Louis-Seize’s drama feels like it will play out as an assured, well-observed story of a daughter dealing with losing her mom. But Justine soon discovers diving equipment, and when she goes for a dip in a nearby lake, she makes a grim discovery that will keep drawing her back to the same place. Louis-Seize has no qualms pushing her story into weird, metaphorical directions, and her commitment (combined with the great cinematography by Shawn Pavlin) makes The Depths a compelling little drama.
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