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The Well (1998)

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In her feature film directorial debut, Samantha Lang offers a subtle and moving psychological portrait of a female friendship and the effects of an unexpected tragedy upon it. Dowdy, tired, middle-aged and sexually frustrated Hester Harper and free-spirited, young, beautiful dancer Katherine are an unlikely pair of friends, but somehow the relationship works. In the prologue the two are seen at a local community dance. Katherine is having too much fun dancing crazily by herself in front of

Sep 25, 2001

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Samantha Lang's Australian rural gothic, which premiered in the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, offers a few twists but id ultimately frustrating and pretentious due to Laura Jones' enigmatic and undernourished script.

December 21, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Obviously, this is a must see for fans of Welles, but any film buff would certainly dig this doc.

September 10, 2005
Planet Sick-Boy

A tight, claustrophobic psychological thriller from Down Under.

April 1, 2005
Freeze Dried Movies

The Well wins points for its creative use of filters and silence... but those looking for a real creepshow will probably be left wanting.

April 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

This unconventional and macabre Australian film is an exploration of yearning and the always fascinating subject of relationships between women.

December 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Despite a deliberate paced and occasional pretentions, this is an effective psychological thriller that studies sexual repression.

October 16, 2001
Daily-Reviews

This sublimely creepy, low-key film is not for all tastes. But The Well casts a haunting spell,

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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