Underwater (2015) by Alejandro Sesma. Situated within the confines of an upper-class international swimming institution in the UK’s countryside. The seclusion of such a location facilitates the character’s blossoming and inevitable explosion. The film is a depiction of a young man’s downward spiral. Jonathan is an outcast, a reject from school as well as his new family.
With the death of his mother and his father’s identity crisis, he finds himself under the control of his future step-mother, a selfish, evil woman, who sends him off to a remote place so the path is clear for her to marry his dad and secure her future. It is within this strange school that Jonathan, along with his personal fears, begins to suffer a sexual kind of bullying which takes him from romance to vengeance in a matter of days.
- Title: Underwater
- Release Date: 20 September 2015 (USA)
- Director: Alejandro Sesma
- Runtime: 23 min
- Language: English
- Subtitle: no