At a remote lake house, filmmaker Allison arrives as a house guest to a troubled couple, who have eschewed their life in the city. Battling writer’s block, Allison sparks a calculated game of desire and jealousy in pursuit of a new work that blurs the boundaries of autobiography and invention.
Reaching new heights of structural ingenuity, this mind-boggling meta-comedy is an explosive affair. In one of her best performances, Aubrey Plaza is spellbinding alongside Christopher Abbott in a dark reflection on indie filmmaking, toxic relationships and power dynamics: so tense but so thrilling.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States