Young Americans


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  • Genevieve, played by Kate Lyn Sheil, is an intellectual New Yorker who moves to a cabin in the rural South with her boyfriend Sebastian (Lawrence Michael Levine) so that he can blog about sustainable farming She forms a fast friendship with a local woman, Robin (played by writer/director Sophia Takal). Their relationship initially boosts Genevieve's confidence and self-esteem, but things grow complicated when Robin also bonds with her boyfriend. The women are gradually drawn into an irrational, destructive spiral of jealousy, insecurity and paranoia as they work to manipulate and destroy each other, creating a palpable sense of tension and discomfort as the story unfolds. Strong performances and a haunting score help to create an experience of the horror that lies within our own minds. In her first feature film Takal creates a meditative and naturalistic portrait of one woman's psychological unraveling. - April Wright

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