Out of competition
Joe Begos // 2019 // USA // Horror // 80 min // MPI Media
Cast: Dora Madison, Tru Collins, Rhys Wakefield
Language: English // No subtitles
Dezzy Donahue (Dora Madison), an LA painter known for her eerie and twisted pieces, is struggling with a deep and anxiety-provoking creative block. Failing at completing her latest work, the artist decides to go “all-out” and show up to as many house parties and heavy metal bars as possible while trying all the new drugs she can take.
Little by little, after spending a few days having sex with a couple of unreliable friends, Dezzy starts noticing some changes in her persona. She is developing an uncontrollable desire for blood; a desire which will lead to murder, but also to a stream of endless inspiration, lifting Dezzy’s artistry and impulsing the completion of her masterpiece.
A hellish landscape full of gory and filthy fun by director Joe Begos, Bliss will hypnotize you with its colors and trippy hallucinogenic atmosphere.
Text: Joana Gil-Rico