A wealthy, but deeply depressed, alcoholic young woman reinterprets her life after a terrible accident for which she is responsible.
Great acting performance by the beautiful Marie-Josee Croze in the lead role.
The story of a woman struggling to meet the expectations put on her for being the daughter of a successful celebrity. The film opens with her having an abortion, and thing gradually go from bad to worse. The story is recounted by a deep-voiced talking fish, with fish and water being a recurring motif in the “maelstrom” of events which unfold.
Dark, grim, poetically ironic, and even nihilistic – an excellent character-study film by Québécois writer and director Denis Villeneuve.
Reminiscent of the Three Colors trilogy by Krzystof Kieslowski.
Maelstrom Cast: Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Stephanie Morgenstern, Daniel Turcot, Kliment Denchev