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Reclaim The Frame: Revenge
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Thursday's screening will be introduced by film critic and chair of the UK critics circle Anna Smith, Birds Eye View's own Mia Bays and Dr Fiona Handyside, Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Exeter.
Please note that seats for this screening are unallocated so you can sit wherever you like.
Soaking the perennial revenge thriller in a strikingly hypnotic style, Forgeat’s film debut reframes the genre's typical proclivities with a gaze that scrutinizes male bodies and foregrounds its protagonist's transformation into a vehicle of vengeance. Jen arrives at a remote desert villa with her millionaire boyfriend for a weekend of romantic (and illicit) frivolity. Things go south quickly when her lover's hunting pals show up and things escalate into an assault. The men quickly try to sweep their attack under the rug, but Jen won't have it and, well… hell hath no fury.....
Dir. Coralie Forgeat, France, 2017, 108 mins.
Cast. Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens.