Kristen Stewarts directorial debut is exquisitely unnerving. Inviting viewers on an artistic, highly imagined and confronting journey through a mans imagination, it strives to depict anxiety, depression and heartbreak – through water.
“I was fixated on one image for a long time,” Stewart says. “The idea of a man sleeping on the bottom of the ocean, and just being able to do that – really content and isolated and completely away from everything. Which, you know, is actually awful. But it seems really appealing for a minute.”
“I kind of expanded on that, and figured that I might be able to externalise a really internal feeling, depicting it solely from a personal perspective.”
That’s what Come Swim feels like. Like an internal storm of numb emotions pushed into the real world in raw and shocking ways.