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Monday, 21 March 2016

SPRING [2014]

Directors Justin Benson & Aaron Moorehead's festival favortie Spring can be best described as a gruesome love story that crosses paths with Richard Linklater's Before trilogy and Andrzej Zulawski's Possession.
After he finds his life is nothing but downs, a young man flees America, when he meets the mysterious girl of his dreams in a small Italian village...only she's got some horrific secrets of her own.
It cleverly blends the romantic drama with fantastical horror elements quite seamlessly, making it very difficult to neatly pack into any sort of genre.  My only real qualm with the film can't be revealed without some major spoilers so we'll just have to leave it there.
Like the Before trilogy, I'd love to see this story pick-up many years from now because I'm sure there's more to be said about life, death and the love that surrounds it.

3½ sacrificial bunnies out of 5

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