Rusalka was inspired by the opera of the same title by Czech composer Dvorak. It tells a rather horrific tale of a mermaid who gives up her voice for a pair of human legs. The first idea for this film came from a dream I had about an opera singer performing at the far end of a swimming pool and was translated into this film. The talented singer here is Parisian artist Flore Phillis who lends her voice to the wonderful actor performing the character of Rusalka. The set is deliberately makeshift.