Swedish premiere/Siren competition
Moving is always such a hassle but once the cardboard boxes have been hauled up the stairs Paul (Sam Huntington) and Claire (Kate Micucci) assume the worst is behind them. Little do they know their big city apartment comes with quite the catch as it just so happens their bathtub is the site where a wacko cult performs ritualistic suicides in search of ‘eternal bliss’.
In 2018, the words absurdist comedy and Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh go hand in hand in the best way possible. Certifiably bonkers, the feature film debut of Vivieno Caldinelli (creator of Portal to Hell!!! – Lund Fantastisk 2016) is a dark yet warm-hearted delight that’s sure to crack you up. Featuring none other than Taika Waititi as cult leader Storsh and Community/ Rick and Morty creative genius Dan Harmon as a bumbling detective assigned to the case Seven Stages is a marvelous descend into infectious madness and a future cult classic. Yield, watch how “the tub runneth over” and pursue your eternal bliss at the movies!
“The key to happiness might not be found in a dirty old bathtub in Los Angeles, but 7 Stages is still guaranteed to put a smile on your face” – Jamie Righetti, IndieWire