On a New York summer day, we accompany Feña darting to and fro between strange apartments and an empty gas tank, forgotten apartment keys and purses. Over the course of 24 hours in this charming mix of chaos and bustle, we sense Feña’s unyielding struggle between accepting closeness or keeping distance to other people and also oneself. In an unexpected reunion with an ex-partner, the sudden appearance of the younger sister, and planning a visit by the father from Chile, Feña must navigate relationship constellations ensnared in a limbo between the past and their bearing in the present. In Feña’s exploration of intimacies, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’s debut film MUTT confronts us with a deeply human experience of love, gender, and an in-between state of trans-ness and life as such.
Screenplay: Vuk Lungulov-Klotz
Production:Alexander Stegmaier, Stephen Scott Scarpulla, Vuk Lungulov-Klotz, Jennifer Kuczaj, Joel Michaely
Dop: Matthew Pothier
Editing: Adam Dicterow
Sound Design: Ash Knowlton
Cast: Lío Mehiel, Cole Doman, Mimi Ryder, Alejandro Goic
Intro by Rey + Kristin + Xava