Reflections in the Dust
A chronicle of the relationship between a paranoid schizophrenic clown and his blind daughter from Australian filmmaker Luke Sullivan.
"This bleak portrait of loneliness and social exclusion is set on the edge of a desolate swamp where an aging clown and his daughter are struggling to survive. The location could be the end of the world, a place where hope has vanished along with a belief in the afterlife and the existence of God. The two unfortunates live together without the likelihood of change, as fear, aggression, and anger take hold of them – but they also experience sudden moments of tenderness. The bold creative approach relies on claustrophobic camerawork, the physicality and animality of the performances, and a disturbing soundtrack to create an unsettling yet uniquely rich viewing experience." (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)