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Maelstrom

Denis Villeneuve’s second feature is a dark comedy about a young woman unravelling after a hit-and-run accident.

Drama 2000 86 mins Not rated

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Overview

Villeneuve’s second feature, a dark comedy about a young woman unravelling after a hit-and-run accident, is bursting with ideas – most notably exploring his reccurring concerns with cyclical violence and women in crisis. It’s also Villeneuve at his most playful: the whole piece is narrated by a talking fish as it’s being butchered at a fishmonger’s table. The director himself has stated he considers MAELSTRÖM a ‘brother’ to his later surreal reflection on anxiety, ENEMY.”