Courtesy of IFC Films

Queen of Earth

Part of The Films of Alex Ross Perry
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

With Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry in person

Dir. Alex Ross Perry. 90 mins. DCP. With Elisabeth Moss, Patrick Fugit, Katherine Waterston. Catherine (played in what Variety calls “an utterly fearless central performance by Elisabeth Moss”) has entered a particularly dark period in her life. Following her father’s death and a bad breakup with her longtime boyfriend, she decides to spend a week recuperating in the lake house of her best friend, Virginia. However, fissures between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. As Scott Foundas points out in his Variety review, ”Perry is working in a style that seems equally influenced by doppelganger narratives like Bergman’s Persona and Brian De Palma’s Sisters.

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