LFF Cult 2022

Primal scenes and personal perspectives: LFF Cult 2022

Primal scenes and personal perspectives: LFF Cult 2022 first published by BFI Includes capsules of: You Won’t Be Alone, The Origin (retitled Out of Darkness), Attachment, The Kingdom Exodus, New Normal, Linoleum A film’s cult status is normally defined by a peculiar kind of audience reception (repeat viewings, fanatical audiences) that has been acquired over…

Piaffe

Piaffe (2022)

Piaffe screened at the London Film Festival 2022 When her trans sibling Zara (Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau), a foley artist, is suddenly institutionalised, nervous, near mute film archivist Eva (Simone Bucio) takes over Zara’s commission reproducing equine sounds on an advertisement for a pharmaceutical ‘mood stabiliser’ punningly named Equilibri. Yet even as the ad’s director insists…

Sick of Myself

Sick of Myself (Syk pike) (2022)

“Narcissists are the ones who make it,” complains Signe (Kristine Kujath Thorp, Ninjababy, 2021) at a party near the beginning of Sick of Myself (Syk Pike), unable to recognise – as all her friends do – that, despite not making it, she is herself a narcissist. She lives with artist du jour Thomas (Erik Sæther),…