Emanuel was a troubled girl who lost her mother since young. one day, a new neighbor called Linda, moved in next door. Linda bore a striking resemblance to Emanuel's dead mother. she approached Linda out of curiosity and found Linda had a newborn to look after, but she seemed to have no husband or boyfriend to help. Emanuel offered to babysit the baby and soon found out that the baby was just a doll, which Linda was convinced was real. Linda's fragile state triggered Emanuel's sympathy and she decided to help Linda keeping the secret.
the film in its own way, was eerie and unique. Linda who was unable to deal with her loss, and Emanuel who never really got over her mother's death. the odd friendship brought forward something unexpected, even romantic at times. the ending was somewhat confusing if not vague, for i'm not entirely sure what happened, especially with the water and stuff. visually, the film was dark and sophisticated, managed to be mysterious yet heartwarming at times.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Francesca Gregorini
- released: 2013
- casts: Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina, Frances O'Connor, Aneurin Barnard, Jimmi Simpson
- language: English
- genre: Drama/Thriller