About Drowning in Dreams

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ "Film's highs are in the depths... Southam's visual sense creates its own stylistic raptures."
- Peter Goddard, Toronto Star

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ "Entirely remarkable... Drowning in Dreams whispers an elegy for lost illusions, mesmerizing in its visual poetry."
- John Laycock, The Windsor Star

♦ ♦ ♦ 1/2 "A wry story about the follies of wealth."
- The Globe and Mail

"With a Rashomon-like structure, this fascinating and artful doc circles around its subject, multiplying perspectives... To Southam's credit, he doesn't pass judgment; he powerfully conjurs the narcotic lure of the deep while remaining clear about the essential destructiveness of Broennle's preoccupation."
- Dimitri Katadotis, Hour, Montreal

"Southam has signed a powerful, precise, poetic documentary about human folly - where dreams become struggles to the death with destiny, where surpassing oneself mixes with an appetite for power and wealth, and where the pride of men sweeps aside everything in its path."
- Eric Fourlanty, Voir, Montreal

"Drowning in Dreams successfully captures the superhuman dimensions of this expedition to the heart of obsessive folly. Through its use of the absurd, the film demands our respect for all watery graves, for silence."
- Odile Tremblay, Le Devoir, Montreal

♦ ♦ ♦ "Tim Southam's gorgeous, unsettling, watery tale of obsession, Drowning in Dreams - about death, life, love and greed on the floor of Lake Superior."
- John Griffin, The Gazette, Montreal

♦ ♦ ♦ "Drowning in Dreams hooks you before the title sequence appears."
- Marke Andrews, The Vancouver Sun

♦ ♦ ♦ "Moments of odd-ball humor, scenes from Hollywood films about life on a yacht, and beautifully wrought underwater sequences that veer to the surreal give Drowning in Dreams a wonderful artistry."
- Bruce Kirkland, The Toronto Sun

"The collection of characters is fascinating, and the story's ironies get progressively weirder."
- Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's

♦ ♦ ♦ 1/2 "Director Tim Southam provides a masterful chronicle of Broennle's obsession to salvage the Gunilda. In a very assured, impressionistic style, Southam articulates Broennle's greed, his deep sense of obligation to his dead friend and that universal dream of finding sunken treasure. Even the water comes alive as a character, a silent, deadly Greek chorus mocking the egoists and dreamers who would rob her of her prize... Fascinating stuff."
- Timothy Dugdale, Detroit Metrotimes

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- Eye Weekly, Toronto

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- Now Magazine, Toronto