Such a deliciously subversive treat. Love how this sucka unfurls and escalates - it's such a rich tapestry for affect, impulse, and trauma, and I could not look away. Rich subtext here about the corrosive effects of Christian orthodoxy and how it asserts oppressive ideals of patriarchy onto femininity. Love how Roemer took what basically could be described as a PSA about mental illness and spins a diabolically delightful but also biting critique of America's prescribed ideals of gender roles constructed by Christian ideals of the nuclear family and the widespread effects it can place on the feminine psyche. All the performances are really stellar, with Trish Van Devere in particularly giving such a wondrously unhinged performance. Roemer really directs the hell out of this and the best way I can think to describe it is some perverse mix of Persona meets Mommie Dearest lol
Love of all things cinema brought me here.