GAZE 2020: Clementine

Director: Lara-Jean Gallagher

93 mins, USA, 2019, Digital

To pre-order Clementine, click here. The film will be available to view from Friday, October 2nd at 18.30.



When Karen is left jilted by her older lover, D, she gets a set of keys and heads to D’s beautiful second home in the woods of Oregon. Karen heads out of LA to get some perspective, and more importantly, get their dog. But her solitude is quickly upended by the arrival of Lana, a girl-woman who seems young but is most certainly wily. Like all great narratives about disruptors, she is unexpected and curious, tantalizing but unwelcome. Karen doesn’t know what to do with her, and that’s only the start of things to come.

Beautifully shot, making the wilderness at times feel claustrophobic, Lara-Jean Gallagher deftly crafts a Hitchcockian indie, with the ominous string score jangling our nerves as things get progressively, and mysteriously, out of hand.

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