Director: Mitzi Peirone. With: Madeline Brewer, Scott Cohen, Sarah Hay, Imogen Waterhouse, Jill Dalton. USA 2018. 82 mins.
EUROPEAN PREMIERE - Lifelong best friends Petula and Tilda make ends meet by dealing drugs in Manhattan. Then a random bust leaves them with no choice but to flee town. Their hideout? The mansion of childhood friend Daphne, an agoraphobic heiress who teeters on the edge of sanity. At first, entertaining Daphne’s playful world of make-believe is a breeze. However, they soon realize Daphne’s mental state is more wildly disturbed. And what begins with innocent role-playing and dress-up quickly devolves into torture, madness, and bloodshed. A Gothic fairytale with an uncompromising feminist edge, Mitzi Peirone’s feature debut is a bold, visually lavish dazzler.