Akin shows up at one of the farms that dot the endless fields of Kentucky. Leaving behind his wife and son, he has taken off his wedding ring and is in search of a summer job. He is taken in by Jeremiah, a pater familias with a domineering temperament, and his daughter Sarah, a sensual and perverse woman. A mechanism of reciprocal observation develops between the three, made of furtive glances and questions that often aren’t answered. When the attraction between Akin and Sarah ignites, the two lovers are struck by an inexplicable feeling of menace. The man’s wife shows up, transforming what until then had been an innocent game into a nightmare with unexpected contours.
Josephine Decker (London, UK, 1981) was nominated by “Filmmaker Magazine” as one of the twenty-five most promising independent filmmakers, and was celebrated in the prestigious magazine “New Yorker.” She made her entrance in the international film festival scene at the 2014 Berlinale in the Forum Section, presenting her two feature films Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. In 2014, Torino Film Festival presented all her works during an homage included in Onde section program. At the Fstival she has been also part of the jury of Official Competition in 2015 and in 2017 she presented Flames, codirected with Zefrey Throwell.
Naked Princeton (cm, 2005), Bi the Way (doc., 2008), Where Are You Going, Elena? (cm, 2009), Squeezebox (cm, doc., 2010), Me the Terrible (cm, 2012), Butter on the Latch (2013), Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (2014).
Madonna Mia Violenta (cm, 2011), Flames (2017).
“With this film, I have been groping at a truth – about how we can be bad, or we can be good, or we can both at the exact same time. And with that truth, I tried to build a cinematic experience that melded fantasy and reality in an erotically-charged, meekly joyous experience.”
dal romanzo La valle dell’Eden/from the novel East of Heaven di/by John Steinbeck
Josephine Decker, David Barker
Josephine Decker, David Barker, Steven Schadt
Sarah O’Brien, Maegan Billman
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Joe Swanberg (Akin), Sophie Traub (Sarah), Robert Longstreet (Jeremiah), Kristin Slaysman (Drew), Geoff Marslett (Richard)
Laura Klein, Laura Heberton, Russell Sheaffer
Third Room Productions