Dir: Josephine Decker, USA, 2018, 93 mins, Cert: 15
Tue 21 May // 20:00
Wed 22 May // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
Madeline’s Madeline is the feverish, explosively creative third feature from one of independent cinema’s most exciting new voices Josephine Decker (Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely)
Set in New York’s experimental theater scene, this tour-de-force head trip evokes the fractured psyche of an unstable teenage girl (riveting newcomer Helena Howard), whose rocky relationship with her mother (Miranda July) splinters as the girl comes under the influence of an exploitative stage director (Molly Parker).
Formally distinctive and mesmerically shot, this is a bracing and intimate portrait of a mother-daughter relationship tested by ambition, mental illness, racial tensions and the pressure of growing up in modern-day New York.
A heady, fearless, incredibly invigorating work that has been unanimously hailed by critics as solidifying Decker’s position at the forefront of contemporary experimental filmmaking.