Comedy, by Tim Cash, United States, 2019.
Rusty is a poet who sold everything he owned in his town, bought a trailer, and moved to the middle of a desolate, snowy wasteland in a small American provincial village. In reality, he is going through a deep internal crisis and refuses to accept that Alice has left his life, keeping her close to him in the form of a female mannequin. Rusty meets three women who always hang out at the entrance of the only store in the area: Babs, Fran, and Ruth-Ann. Rusty awakens their desires and ambitions; one of the women is an aspiring writer and believes that the writer can help her publish her first novel. But it seems that the man has a girlfriend, and the three women decide to investigate as the temperature drops to '2 below zero'.
A humorous comedy set in the midst of the snow, with vibrant colors that constantly punctuate the white landscape. Tim Cash comically and grotesquely tells a story in which, hidden deep within, the drama of the protagonist Rusty's abandonment by his girlfriend Alice unfolds. This storytelling style was already appreciated in another of his films, "The Astronot," where the ending suddenly transformed a comedy into a tragedy. Rich in surreal moments and slow-motion scenes, this film bubbles with rock vitality and a direction that maximizes all available elements. Special applause goes to actor and composer Pennan Brae, who is perfect and empathetic in the role of Rusty.
SUBTITLES: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese