Short Film: ‘Aquarium’ is an Anxious Documentary That’s Locked Indoors


Why Watch? What’s most striking about this short documentary about a young woman suffering from anxiety and agoraphobia is how it uses indirect camera angles to obscure our view of her even as she comes more and more into focus. Her words give us a clear picture of what she’s going through while the visuals explore the space to which she’s confined by her fear.

Beautifully shot, it avoids hand-wringing and harrowing tones to shine a light on a somber, compelling subject.

What Will It Cost? About 5 minutes

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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