While young women are mysteriously disappearing, Jonny (Kiah McKirnan) is sent by her father to live with her aunt (played by a wonderfully unhinged Alicia Silverstone), who holds secrets of the girl’s past and future. Jennifer Reeder continues to be fascinated by the clichés and powers of genre cinema and American society, particularly in how women must struggle to survive in these two extremely toxic environments. In the bloodiest and most radical of her films, laughter and screams of terror coexist in almost every scene. (E.V.)
Jennifer Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma and coping. Her award-winning narratives are innovative and borrow from a range of forms including after school specials, amateur music videos and magical realism. These films have shown consistently around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, The London Film Festival, SXSW, The Venice Biennale and The Whitney Biennial. Her awards include several that have qualified her films for Oscar nomination.
Berlinale – Berlin IFF 2023