Joe and Lucille are living the dream. They reside in an old stone farm-house with a swimming pool and a breathtaking view. Sex is good and the weather is clement. Joe works on tracks for advertising jingles while Lucille oversees the farmhouse renovations. The sky is blue and life is sweet.
But cracks in Lucille and Joe's relationship begin to surface. Joe's uneasy conscience is stirred and he begins to hear strange sounds in his audio recordings. Lucille discovers that their water supply is contaminated and no one seems able to to fix it. A neighbourly American, Riley, offers to help but his motives seem spurious.
As Joe becomes increasingly obsessed with the enigmatic cry he thinks he detects in his sound recordings, so his grip on the fragile membrane separating reality and fantasy begins to loosen. As the slow decay and putrefaction of the house takes hold, so the tensions in Joe and Lucille's relationship escalate until the buried horrors of the past can no longer be ignored.
'Gozo' deals with the notion of escape and how we attempt to leave the abject or profane behind us, bury it without dealing with it - a parable of how we need to take responsibility for our actions and how the stranglehold of the past sucks you back to the moment where everything changed.