Superior • 1h 38m
Directed by Erin Vassilopoulos • 2021 • United States
Starring Alessandra Mesa, Anamari Mesa, Pico Alexander
Garnering comparisons to the work of David Lynch, Brian De Palma, and Pedro Almodóvar—yet undeniably on its own uncanny wavelength—the debut feature from Erin Vassilopoulos is a stylishly retro thriller tinged with surreal menace. On the run, Marian (Alessandra Mesa) goes to the only place she knows is safe: her childhood home. There, she is greeted by her estranged sister, Vivian (Ani Mesa), a stay-at-home housewife struggling to conceive and on the verge of a failing marriage. Though the two are identical twins, they live opposite lives. Marian’s mysterious return disrupts Vivian’s small-town routine, and the sisters must learn to reconnect and reconcile. When Marian’s haunted past finally catches up to her, their separate worlds collide, catapulting both sisters into grave danger.
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Directed by Erin Vassilopoulos • 2015 • United States
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