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10 May 2019

Taking the Plunge

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “Exhale” - 7 mins 31s

This atmospheric film from director Nina Meredith tells the story of Hugo Vau - a professional surfer on a journey to maximise his lung capacity. With beautiful landscape shots complemented by Vas's distinctive narration, it provides an enthralling look at a professional athlete determined to plumb new depths of endurance.

As one might imagine, the underwater photography is particularly striking. As Vau learns different techniques on land and in water with other members of the surfing community, the inky hue of a practice pool and the giant white wave crests of the ocean come to feel like environments from another world.

Director: Nina Meredith ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Outsider Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Adriaan Kirchner

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