Body of Water


Director: Lucy Brydon
Writer: Lucy Brydon
Producers: Dan Cleland, Jeannette Sutton

Siân Brooke, Amanda Burton, Fabienne Piolini-Castle, Nick Blood

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Nineteen-year-old Léo dreams of only one thing: to be the coxswain onboard the Huit, the leading boat of Stephanie (Siân Brooke) is discharged from treatment for anorexia. Stephanie is determined to stay well for her 15-year-old daughter Pearl (Fabienne Piolini-Castle), who lives with grandmother Susan (Amanda Burton). Pearl, angry and full of resentment, is refusing to talk to her mother. Susan is planning her wedding to Annette (Kazia Pelka). Stephanie’s nurse Shaun (Nick Blood) visits regularly to check up on her. Susan is supportive but exhausted by her daughter’s illness. Pearl is angry and facing her own self esteem issues. Stephanie slips back into old ways, visiting supermarkets causes panic attacks, therapy is pointless. The big day arrives. Stephanie gives a moving from-the-heart speech, but Susan drinks too much & lashes out opening old wounds. rowing world. But he is far from the only person wanting this position. To convince the inflexible coach, Léo must surpass himself for his last bout of training.