Blue Ruin – Jeremy Saulnier
Limited Release – April 25th
Awards & Fests: FIPRESCI PRIZE Cannes 2013 (Directors’ Fortnight), Locarno, Deauville, TIFF, Rotterdam, Sundance.
What the critic’s are saying?: A truly visceral cinematic experience that’ll have some wincing uncomfortably, as Variety’s Justin Chang underlines, this “carefully exploiting the audience’s fear of what it can’t (or can only partially) see, Saulnier’s shallow-focus widescreen compositions amp up the suspense at key intervals.” Screen Daily’s Allan Hunter makes the comparison that several other critics have mentioned in their analysis of the film: “There are still enough brutal deaths and gallows humour to satisfy most fans but the more measured approach and lean, well-crafted execution should allow it to reach the kind of wider audience who once embraced Blood Simple and early Coen brothers titles.”