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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #150. Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard
White Bird in a Blizzard
Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Producer: Gregg Araki, Why Not Productions’ Pascal Caucheteux and Sebastien Lemercier, Pavlina Hatoupis
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, Dale Dickey, Mark Indelicato, Sheryl Lee, Angela Bassett
Just as vexing as he was early in his career, word from Sundance is that White Bird in a Blizzard features a delicious Eva Green, dropkicks Shailene Woodley into on-screen adulthood and appears to include a visual pastiche that disrupts. Since his true breakout film in Mysterious Skin, Gregg Araki is more at ease in his exploration and exploitation of youth via different never boring, disruptive crayola sets.
Gist: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it…
Release Date: This received it’s world preem at Sundance – it’ll probably be picked up shortly and receive a theatrical release this year.
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