Harmony Korine, Alexey Fedorchenko, Jan Kwiecinski

This anthology film was conceived according to rules which, though as strict as those of Dogme 95, were much more playful (examples included “the hero must have a missing tooth” and “a stuffed animal needs to make an appearance”). Korine’s section features Val Kilmer as ‘Val Kilmer’, a motivational speaker addressing a gathering in a roller-skating rink, promising the revelation of “awesome secrets”. Intercut with this are scenes of him bike-riding around town with his girlfriend.

It’s possibly the most straightforwardly comic work the director has done, and acts as a transitional piece between the rough edges of Trash Humpers and the neon glow of Spring Breakers. Fedorchenko creates an intriguing time-travel short, and Kwiecinski’s enigmatic section follows a group in a deserted village as they await a catastrophic flood.

This film is screening as part of Harmony Korine – Breaking Out (April 3rd – 14th). His latest feature, Spring Breakers, opens at the IFI on April 5th.

106 minutes, U.S.A.-Poland-Russia, 2012, Colour, HD Cam


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