2018 Feature | BRAID

By North Bend Film Festival (other events)

Sat, Aug 25 2018 11:25 PM Sun, Aug 26 2018 12:47 AM

West Coast Premiere

USA | 2018 | 82 Min | Dir. Mitzi Peirone

Two fugitive women elude capture and seek refuge at the estate of their rich and very much psychotic childhood friend (an unhinged Madeline Brewer in peak form) where they enter a terror fueled game of make believe in a bid to rob the woman’s safe.

A candy color, hallucinogen-fueled lunacy binge, writer-director Mitzi Peirone’s feature debut takes you on an entrancing journey of insanity through its gorgeously framed imagery, vibrant palette and cryptic narrative riddles. An absolute visual feast, this tale of nefarious women trapped in a spiraling nightmare, caught between reality and fantasy, deftly balances themes of childhood connection, experience and the inescapable circular nature of life, all from an exciting new voice in genre cinema.—Joseph Hernandez