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Friday, 16 June 2017

KRISHA [2015]

Trey Edward Shults makes his film-making debut with his shoestring-budget passion project Krisha.
Taking place over the afternoon before a Thanksgiving dinner, the 60-something year old title character, recovering from some heavy addictions isn't sure if she's quite ready for re-uniting with her estranged family.
Krisha has a raw intimacy that is so uncomfortably personal you almost feel like you're invading someone's privacy while watching it.  Lead Krisha Fairchild is an absolute diamond in the rough as she proves with numerous tight close-ups that ooze with fragile emotion.  Shults' claustrophobic camerawork is quite often effective but occasionally distracts a bit more than it should.  Nevertheless, with a debut like this, it's obvious Schults is a name to watch out for in the near future.

4 awkward talks out of 5

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