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KNIVES AND SKIN

 

Director: Jennifer Reeder. With: Marika Engelhardt, Kate Arrington, Grace, Smith, Ireon Roach. USA 2019. 112 mins.

 

UK PREMIERE - Filtered through the DNA of HEATHERS, MEAN GIRLS and DAZED AND CONFUSED, director Jennifer Reeder’s tender, feminist teen noir fantasy redefines the High School movie with visionary élan. In rural Illinois, a drum majorette’s disappearance traumatises the small town residents as secrets are revealed, destroying some relationships and strengthening others. Three girls form a bond in the aftermath of the tragedy as everyone struggles with their own infidelities, dreams and family cruelties while the manhunt continues. Think Sofia Coppola meets David Lynch on the set of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL in this superb portrayal of teenage angst, rage and disillusionment.

 

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