Woman of the sea
Deep sea diver and dancer Julie Gautier directs and performs in this masterful short film. The film is called "Ama" which means the Woman of the sea in Japanese.
"Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions.
I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water.
I dedicate this film to all the women of the world."
The film follows Julia underwater for uninterrupted couple of minutes in the deepest pool in the world, Y-40 in Italy, holding her breath in a graceful dance before she calmly ascends to the surface blowing out air bubbles.