Program 2018

Septien

Michael Tully, USA 2011, 80’

Three brothers occupy a uniquely peculiar family farm in Tennessee’s backcountry. The elder Ezra is fixated on cleanliness and breastfeeding fantasies, while the wayward younger Amos spends his days in the barn painting erotic versions of sports photography. The youngest brother, Cornelius, a former sports star fallen victim to self-destructive compulsions, has just returned home after 18 years of absence. What begins as a tale of homecoming dissolves into a painful vivisection of the internal demons with which all three struggle.

Weaving together psychedelic horror, absurdist black comedy and gloomy family drama, the director and co-writers measure out just the right doses of detachment, severity and a healthy shade of madness. Their unorthodox and feisty film plays with realist conventions, leaving viewers with the fascination of seeing a cogent whole come together from seemingly disjointed pieces.

Michael Tully

After Michael Tully’s debut, Cocaine Angel, premiered at the Rotterdam festival, the highly influential ‘Filmmakers Magazine’ named the director as one of its ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film’. His follow-up documentary feature, Silver Jew, premiered at the SXSW in Austin. Tully currently resides in Brooklyn and is editor-in-chief of ‘Hammer to Nail’, a website dedicated to independent cinema.

Filmography

2006 Cocaine Angel

2007 Silver Jew (dok. / doc.)

2010 Superego (TV)

2011 Septien

Cast & Crew

director Michael Tully
screenplay Michael Tully; na podstawie historii Roberta Longstreeta, Onura Tukela i Michaela Tully’ego / based on a story by Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel and Michael Tully
cinematography Jeremy Saulnier
editing Marc Vives
music Michael Montes
cast Michael Tully, Robert Longstreet, Onur Tukel, Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Mark Darby Robinson
producer Brooke Bernard, Brent Stewart, Ryan Zacarias
production Nomadic Independence Pictures
sales IFC Films
language English
colouration colour
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