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Leaving the door ajar

OUT NOW! What seems like an arty contemplation turns out to be an unlikely romp in the forest in BUTTER ON THE LATCH.

The first of two Josephine Decker films to feature at this year’s Berlinale, Butter on the Latch follows a pair of young cosmopolitan New Yorkers on a strange trip. We quickly learn that their lives are a touch debauched – waking up in strangers’ beds and so forth – so we join them on a cleansing spiritual retreat to upstate New York. Odd things happen; little is explained. It might look all mumblecore indie on the surface, but sexualised pagan horror lurks below.

Butter on the Latch | Directed by Josephine Decker (USA 2013) with Sarah Small. Starts October 16.

Originally published in issue #131, October 2014.