Tyler joins a friend on a birthday weekend away with several people he doesn’t know. As soon as he gets there, it’s clear that he’s the only black guy. Although welcomed, Tyler can’t help but feel uneasy. As the testosterone and alcohol gets out of hand, his precarious situation becomes nightmarish.
With echoes of Get Out (not least in casting Caleb Landry Jones), Sebastián Silva’s anxiety-inducing seventh feature turns racially charged microaggressions into high drama. Heightened by unnerving hand-held camerawork and brilliantly cringy performances, Tyrel is a pure social nightmare.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy