Rodd Rathjen's floating prison

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'Buoyancy' is Australia's submission for Best International Feature at the 2020 Oscars. We talk to the director of this brutal and beautiful film.

It sounds like a recipe for disaster: shoot your first feature film at sea, in the confines of a small fishing trawler, with a largely untrained cast, most of whom don't speak English. For extra points, shoot in the wet tropical heat of a Cambodian summer and make it a harsh story without much of a feelgood factor.   

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