Family Secrets

Lorna Boschman

1990, 06:00 minutes, colour


When an adult looks back to childhood, the memories return in fragments. An innocent scenario - the girl and her grandfather fishing - becomes frightening when the woman remembers that she was sexually abused. The film-makers strike a delicate balance between appearance and emotional reality, creating a disturbing film from optically printed reflections and common bits of life.

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