Director: Charles Dorfman.
With: Iwan Rheon, Tom Cullen, Catalina
Sandino Moreno, Will Kemp.
UK 2021. 90 mins.
UK PREMIERE - First time director Charles Dorfman reveals his talent for
Pinter-esque dialogue, multi-layered resonance and unsettling tone in this
subtle shocker based around a birthday dinner party. Interweaving timely
satirical commentary about modern masculinity, greed and social media
influencer culture with the more brutal, violent and primal aspects of a home
invasion chiller, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Iwan Rheon is the beta male who
must rise up against alpha Tom Cullen as secrets are revealed, lives are ruined
and chaos reigns. BARBARIANS with its deceptively simple initial premise wastes
little time escalating into something altogether different, complex and