WEIRD WEEKEND III: Trompe l’oeil
Sat 29 October 2022
In a sumptuous house, Anne, a fragile young woman who is pregnant for the first time, feels an indefinable anguish slowly taking hold. Immersed for long hours in the restoration of old paintings, Anne thinks tirelessly of the brief attack of amnesia at the end of which she was found, a few months earlier, holding tight against her an unknown painting. She receives threatening anonymous letters, snatches of the past emerge now and then: did she steal the painting from a gallery? And does this menacing unknown man, watching her from an abandoned house, want to recover it?
“If Trompe l’oeil warns against anything it’s surface readings, which can fatally distract from the magic underneath.” Kier-La Janisse, House of Psychotic Women
Screening as part of Weird Weekend’s House of Psychotic Women strand.
Thanks to BFI, Belfilm, Pete Tombs, Meli Gueneau & Kier-La Janisse
Part of In Dreams Are Monsters: A Season of Horror Films, a UK-wide film season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. indreamsaremonsters.co.uk
Part of WEIRD WEEKEND III