Friday, May 10, 2013

Cannes 2013: 'We Are What We Are' Review

We Are What We Are, the new film from Stake Land director Jim Mickle, premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and will now be heading over to Cannes as part of the festival's Directors' Fortnight, where it will screen alongside new films from The Arbor's Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant) and Waltz With Bashir's Ari Folman (The Congress). I can't think of a recent horror movie that was so gut-wrenching that had so little gore. The movie makes you queasy not because of blood but because of subject matter -- by what it suggests rather than what you actually see. My review of We Are What We Are is up at Screen International.