Refuge

This subtle, elliptic film follows a couple who return to the place they first met, exotic and seductive Goa in the hope that this holiday will lift them out of the emotional and sexual despondency that their relationship has lapsed into. However, they remain trapped in their entropic pattern of social routine until their encounter with a beautiful, enigmatic local girl instigates a confrontation between husband and wife, which uncovers secrets that they had kept, not only from each other, but also from themselves. Refuge explores the ensuing emotional landscape while simultaneously calling into question the nature of images by asking the question: What are the truths behind the picture postcard photographs that adorn our lives? And, when confronted with those truths, do we then seek refuge in a time frozen moment, a photograph's hubris?