Butter on the Latch
Directed by Josephine Decker
Former performance artist Josephine Decker’s stunning debut feature is a deeply subjective, mysterious and erotic portrait of a frantic young woman who leaves the city for the apparent safety of a Balkan music camp, hidden deep in the California woods. Once there, she reconnects with a former friend and does some hilariously foul-mouthed female bonding – until she finds herself growing attracted to a hunky male camper. Gradually her already-frayed grip on reality starts to unravel.
A frantic young woman's grip on reality unravels at a music camp in the California woods.
Cast: Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Stephan Goldbach, Charlie Hewson
I like this kind of dark, experimental, psychological cinema. "Butter On the Latch" is not a strict-linear-narrative type of film, but it is an eerie and disturbing artistic portrayal of one person's mental disintegration. I slightly prefer the director's other movie, "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely," over this one, but this is still worth a watch, if you like creepy experimental films, as I do. Three and a half out of five skulls. Last thought: I have written two previous reviews for this film, and they have both been removed. There was nothing objectionable in them. No profanity, no other kind of offensive language, and no spoilers. Other, similar reviews that I've written have been removed too. Why does this keep happening?
I'm only giving one skull because the music was pretty cool. The movie was pretty horrible though. No idea what was going on the entire time.
omg this is the worst movie I've ever seen, maybe if I had dropped some acid before watching I might have seen some redeeming qualities in it.....I would not recommend this movie to my worst enemy
Well, that was certainly odd. A for real Balkan music camp.