The film is mainly shot at an eye-level angle, which allows viewers to connect with Hellen and her situation, since the angle mimics natural human vision. The shower scene, for example, is shot at an eye-level angle, which makes viewers feel as if they are in the same room with her. Moreover, the choice of camera angle helps create an atmosphere of intimacy, as viewers feel as if they witness Hellen crying (10:57-11:29).
Low-angle shots are sometimes used to help viewers understand Owen’s perspective. For example, when Hellen is at the animal shelter, a low-angle shot gives viewers the impression that they follow Owen’s perspective (04:26-04:44). At this point, Hellen appears to have just left Owen in one of the pens at the animal shelter. The angle makes us think about what it must be like for Owen to see his owner leave as suggested by this screenshot (04:37).