GLASGOW FILM THEATRE 1
FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY
Director: Michael O’Shea. Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Moten. USA 2016. 97 mins.
Orphaned African-American teen Milo thinks he’s undead in director Michael O’Shea’s fiercely independent first feature that took Cannes 2016 by storm. To escape his depressing life, Milo has drenched himself in vampire lore gleaned from such horror classics as NOSFERATU, MARTIN, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE LOST BOYS and NEAR DARK and has taken to sublimating his morbid fantasies bloodsucking on strangers. It’s when he befriends the equally troubled Sophie that a clear course of action presents itself providing liberation and tragic redemption. A nihilistic meditation on millennial angst and the defence mechanisms needed to protect the vulnerable spirit.
Thanks to Soda Pictures.