“Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions.
I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it not too heavy, I plunged it into the water.
I dedicate this film to all the women of the world.”….. Julie Gautier
The wildly popular short film Ama is a memorable dance of 2018 performed and directed by Julie Gautier, Filmed in the world’s deepest pool located in Venice, Italy. It follows Gautier’s graceful underwater movements.
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The short film is titled after the Japanese word “AMA ” for “woman of the sea” and Devoted to All the Women in the World, so It was presented at the International Women’s Day on March 8th.
Over this stunningly beautiful 6-minute dance, Julie Gautier, glides effortlessly and fluidly through the crystal-clear, calm water like a ballerina in slow motion inside the swimming pool, holding her breath the entire time. This mind-boggling film has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. It is truly deserves to be seen, what she did in 20 feet of water is incredibly difficult as the video was shot in one single take, and not once did Julie surface to catch her breath.
Music in the film : « Rain in your black eyes », by Ezio Bosso
Who is Julie Gautier?
Julie Gautier is a French world champion deep sea diver. Daughter to a sailor and a dancer, so she combined her parents’ skills. She’s also an underwater film director, a model, and a dancer.
Gautier is married to fellow diver Guillaume Néry, an world champion diver. Together they have founded “Les Films Engloutis,” which is an underwater film company. You can see more short films by Gautier on her website—including the 2015 Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin music video “Runnin” which features her husband, Guillaume.