A mysterious thriller featuring Chilean star and Pablo Larraín regular Alfredo Castro (White on White), Immersion revolves around a middle-class father who takes his two daughters to their dilapidated lakeside family house in southern Chile.
Out sailing on a yacht one day, the tranquil day of Ricardo (Castro) and his daughters (Consuelo Carreño and Mariela Mignot) takes a turn when the trio see three young local fishermen waving at them from another boat which is rapidly taking on water. Despite his daughters’ protests, Ricardo refuses to go and help, arguing they look suspicious.
His prejudices will be the beginning of a tense journey that will not end well. In the conflict that arises, including between the father and his daughters, Immersion explores the themes of family, class prejudice and fear.
With an intense score and increasing tension, this debut feature from Nicolás Postiglione, co-written with fellow filmmakers Agustín Toscano and Moises Sepúlveda, asks whether our innate prejudices can shape events as much as the actions of others.