JACK & DIANE

How do you mix a realistic coming-of-age drama with scary werewolves? That question has been impossible to answer until now, when lovely Juno Temple and just as talented Riley Keough (Elvis Presley’s granddaughter!) meet in a record store in New York City.

Diane, a wonderfully Pippi Longstocking-like slacker who does whatever she pleases, and tomboy Jack go into the hot city night, filling it with kisses and sweaty dancing in clubs. But something is growing inside Diane. Her nose starts bleeding and she’s seeing things.

This is the start of a film that with raw but beautiful photography and brilliant surprise elements succeeds in joining realism and imagination, werewolf horror and young people’s search for identity. Without having to explain himself or keep to the logic of storytelling, the very talented director Bradley Rust Gray has done a brilliant job, as has his cast which among others includes pop princess Kylie Minogue.

Lars Diurlin

(The screening is co-presented by Magnolia)

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Short film: The Morning After
A young woman has been clean for 35 days, but believes she can have a small Halloween party without having a relapse. When she wakes up the morning after, it turns out that the party was a bit wilder then she expected.
Directed by
: Jen Moss
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