A spiritually feminist story about the waitress Anie (Grace Van Patten), who suddenly travels to a parallel world, akin to Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Her guides in the new reality are three female soldiers inhabiting an abandoned submarine. Like the mythical Sirens, they lure men only to bring them doom - they send out a mesmerizing mayday signal into the ocean and then take revenge for patriarchal violence. Karen Cinorre's full-length debut, premiered at this year's Sundance festival, is a film fairy tale about women's revolution, sisterhood and the liberation of fantasy. At the same time, it is an aesthetically tasteful performance in the style of Wes Anderson - a bit eccentric, combining different genres with panache and very captivating in its form. Wonderful cinematography by Sam Levy (Wendy and Lucy, Frances Ha, Lady Bird) and extraordinary costumes by Polish costume designer Aleksandra Staszko, known for her work on films like Cold War, Mr. Jones and Hyacinth, play important roles in building this feel.
Audience award nominated film. Please pick up a voting card on entering the screening and tear in a place marking your opinion and throw it into an assigned box after the screening (cards and boxes will be available at the theaters). The filmmakers have a chance of winning $10,000.
Born in New York, Karen Cinorre is an American director, screenwriter and producer. She has made several short films and is currently working on her first documentary, The Last People. Produced after extensive preparations, Mayday, her full-length debut hit many international festivals, including Sundance, the Rotterdam IFF and the Catalan IFF in Sitges.
1996 Speakeasy (short, co-dir.)
2010 Plume (short)
2016 Last Date (video short)