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Aro Recommended Spring

 

USA 2014, 109 minutes
Dir. Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Rating: [R16] Horror, sex scenes, drug use and offensive language
Genres: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction / Romance

 

“The suspense and pleasure of this talking-and-tentacles horror romance lies in discovering what shape the film is going to take.”~Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

Aroview: A captivating hybrid of "tourist romance" and "body horror" (yes, Linklater meets Cronenberg) in which a recently orphaned young man flees the US for Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harbouring a dark, primordial secret.

Sparing use of special effects and naturalistic dialogue combine effectively - this invests in the relationship of the two engaging leads - and while the film is redolent of many others, its patient, unusual structure binds a spell all of its own.

NZ International Film Festival 2015

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