"You are why depression exists." (From the film)
Two women who grew up together discover they have drifted apart when they retreat to a lake house together.
After her dad passes away and she breaks up with her boyfriend, Catherine finds herself in a dark passageway of her life. Adrift and bordering on depression, she takes a trip with Virginia, her childhood best friend, to their family lake house.Her attempt to relax and recuperate proves impossible as the memories and ghosts of her past start intervening in her daily life. When her hopes to reconnect with Virginia fade due to Virginia's short-lived country love affair, Catherine spirals further down into delusion and madness. In his recent collaboration with Elizabeth Moss and cinematographer Sean Price Williams, Alex Ross Perry creates an immersive and unsettling atmospheric chamber piece. With the help of an eerie music score by Keegan DeWitt and mesmerizing atonal editing by Robert Greene, it is clearly one of the most daring examinations of depression and madness in recent memory.
2015 BERLIN, CPH PIX
Alex Ross Perry is an actor, writer, and director, known for The Color Wheel (2011) and Listen Up Philip (2014). Queen of Earth (2015) is his latest feature film.