October 4: A Female Directed Feature


Recommended: Trouble Every Day
Another option: American Mary

I saw Trouble Every Day for the first time just a few months ago, and have to admit that I'm a fan of this 2002 feature from director Claire Denis. It's a disturbing depiction of people beset by cannibalistic urges, and follows a young newlywed couple who travel to France for their honeymoon. It's a slow paced film, without much dialogue, but I found it haunting. It's a meditation on the ways in which we compartmentalize desire, lust, love and destruction and attribute them to either biological or emotional functions.

American Mary, on the other hand, doesn't have quite as somber an atmosphere, and is great fun. Directed by the Soska twins, the film is about a medical student who gets involved in the body modification scene as a way to make more money to pay for her schooling. Things - as you probably expect - go totally screwy in this one!

"Let's Watch..." is a movie watching challenge for the month of October by Overthinking Horror Films. Each day a new theme is posted, with a couple of film suggestions to get you started. So check in daily!