In Alice Winocour's sophomore feature DISORDER, the French filmmaker combines astute sound design with perceptive camera movements to externalize symptoms of PTSD, as ex–soldier Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts, RUST AND BONE, AFI FEST 2012) becomes locked in a deadly game of cat–and–mouse with ski–masked home invaders at a wealthy estate, where he is the only overnight security guard. While creating a destabilizing, sensorial thriller about a male protagonist's hyperactive mental state, Winocour also takes a distinct stylistic departure from her debut feature AUGUSTINE, where she assumed a more classical approach to mental dysfunction set against a feminine historical context. The resulting work is bolder, with a topical narrative burrowed in irrepressible violence as a consequence of a divisive world climate. DISORDER played the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. — Wonsun Choi
Born in 1976 in Paris, Alice Winocour has directed three award-winning shorts (including KITCHEN, which screened in competition at Cannes in 2005) and has worked on several feature screenplays, including France’s 2016 Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar© entry, MUSTANG. Her previous directorial feature is AUGUSTINE, which premiered at the 2012 Cannes Critics’ Week.