The Well
The Well (1998)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

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

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Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

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

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

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

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

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Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies

A tight, claustrophobic psychological thriller from Down Under.

Dan Jardine
Daily-Reviews

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

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