Poverty creates invisibility. Invisibility is exactly what Theresa, Robert and their young adult daughter Old Dolio aim for as they try to eke out a living through carefully orchestrated, but not tremendously successful, petty thefts and scams. When Melanie appears on the scene the family dynamics change. Bubbly and empathic, she soon makes Old Dolio reassess her view of the world that has until then been largely informed by her parents. Smart, witty and uniquely quirky, the latest offering of performance artist, author and director Miranda July is a tender comedy about finding the courage to explore intimacy and desire. Well-choreographed detours into the absurd act as loopholes in a cemented, detached world which is shaken by an earthquake that has been coming for a long time.
With: Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger, Richard Jenkins
Script: Miranda July
Cinematography: Sebastian Winterø
Edition: Jennifer Vecchiarello
Music: Emile Mosseri
Production: Annapurna Pictures, Plan B Entertainment