May 1 – 25 , 2014 | San Francisco
It’s pitch black on a country road in the middle of summer. At the edge of a forest, three girls stand around a burning car, hunched over Gaëlle’s mutilated body. Fragments from the past and present resurface, which spark a series of supernatural events. Rituals ensue, and then ghosts return in this troubling story about love, death and phantoms.
A fast-talking, fast-sleeping, fast-eating, satire that exposes the absurdity of a modern family, whose overabundance of electronic devices connects them to everything except each other.
This dark, right-wing political comedy centers around Karim, an Arab living in the banlieues surrounding Paris (neighborhood housing projects similar to inner-city subsidized housing in the U.S.), and his ferocious clash with a middle-aged couple from a wealthy neighborhood. Soon after the knob to their entrance door breaks, the couple’s bourgeois apartment slowly transforms into a theater, where a battle, both ideological and territorial, unravels.