Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy / US, 2017 / 100 min.
Tripping hard with Kirsten Dunst: twin sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the creative geniuses behind the Rodarte fashion label, make their debut as directors with this hallucinatory psychedelic thriller. Also starring Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones, Borgen).
When her mother dies a 35-year-old woman (Kirsten Dunst) plunges deeper and deeper into paranoia and fear. To cope with the bereavement and feelings of guilt, she starts using a powerful cannabinoid drug.
With a beautiful eye for detail, fashion siblings Mulleavy, who also designed the costumes for their film, record how the grieving woman”s sense of reality is undermined by the drug and how her already fragile emotional state disintegrates further. Slowly sinking into a trance, she is forced to confront her own isolation and sorrow.
Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy
The films featured in Eye’s Previously Unreleased programme were screened at major national and international festivals, but were never released to Dutch cinemas. This year, too, Eye brings a choice of films previously selected for international festivals to Dutch film audiences to redress the balance.