Passing themselves off as fishermen, two fugitive female lovers find work on a trawler. Far out at sea, a violent storm picks up and Marina, revealed to be female and pregnant, gives birth on board, amongst the oil, ice and fish, to the shock and wonder of the old fishermen. Unable to stop the bleeding, Marina dies. In the grip of the merciless storm, and driven by superstition, the fishermen insist the body goes overboard, with the baby, the only way to calm the sea’s anger.
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Funded by Film London, British Council, Creative England / BFI with support from Film4 and WFTV.
Winner Best Producer – Underwire Film Festival
Nominated Best Director – London Short Film Festival
Official Selection – Encounters International Film Festival
Official Selection – BFI Flare Festival
Official Selection – Hong Kong LGBT Film Festival
Official Selection The Shortest Nights
Official Selection – Seattle Shorts Film Festival
Showcase Screening – Toronto International Film Festival
Showcase Screening – Melbourne International Film Festival
Showcase Screening – Dinard International Film Festival