The Parable of the Grounded Woman

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The Parable of the Grounded Woman follows a traveler, isolated by choice who trains herself to live by a river learning to navigate and survive it. It is a parable that is existential, humanistic, and cyclical: utilising symbols from religious texts, the film narration is a repetitive cycle of triumph, defeat, sorrow, self-hate, anger, and numbness culminating in resilience and routine as the singular character rows down the river and returns home every day. The moral principle is confusion as demonstrated in the acting, feeling, and living of this woman.

Directed by Elisabeth Tomlinson (USA)

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