An obsessive tale of incest, either consummated or desired, on an island community of fisherfolk. A fisherman rescues a teenage girl from drowning, and is obsessed by her. He rapes her, and in the end, repeating the opening sequences, watches her drown. The narrative strategy is both engrossingly ambiguous and alienating as sequences with images of uncertain status (fantasy, desire, dream, reality) coalesce to form an undifferentiated discourse of a father’s desire for his teenage daughter together with his denial of that desire.
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This film won the Kerala State Special Jury Award in 1990. Read More