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Violation

Violation | Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer | CA 2020 | 107 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Th,30.09.▸23:00
Schikaneder
Fr,01.10.▸18:00
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The title says it all: Directing duo Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli take the corset of the rape revenge drama, including the fantasies it promotes and pushes, and ground them in unflinching realism. Her marriage in crisis, Miriam decides to visit her younger sister in Canada. A madcap fling with her sister’s chummy husband Dylan leads to sexual violence, which leads to a counterstrike that unravels with unnerving tranquility in a remote cabin—making this excruciating gem of a movie a morally ambivalent, fundamentally contradictory experience.

Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Mancinelli, Dusty & Madeleine Sims-Fewer met at the 2015 TIFF Talent Lab and joined forces as a filmmaking duo. Highly focused on a naturalistic performance style and visual aesthetic, their films explore gender politics, the selfishness of human nature, and abuse of power. Their first collaboration together was the short Slap Happy, followed by Woman in Stall. Chubby won them the award for best director at the Krakow Film Festival. Violation is their first feature-length movie.
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Language eOV
Cast Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire, Jesse LaVercombe, Obi Abili
Writer Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Editing Gabriella Wallace
Cinematography Adam Crosby

Screenings

Filmcasino
Th,30.09.▸23:00
Schikaneder
Fr,01.10.▸18:00