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ALFF Experimental: Mangoshake

This screening took place on
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 2:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre Studio Theatre

An anarchic and altogether hilarious shoestring-budget film verging on outsider art. Set amidst the boredom of suburban summertime, a group of young friends express their collective existential malaise in a series of surreal episodes. "Embracing an endearing DIY rawness, the film’s rigorously directed, mannered comic style (think Roy Andersson) is leavened by its compassion and accumulating undercurrent of youthful pathos (think Gregg Araki). Either a backhanded ode to the coming-of-age film or its revisionist death rattle, Mangoshake is nevertheless a discreetly lyrical articulation of ennui, set in a milieu usually defined by characters who rebel against it but who, here, play within it instead—as does their director along with them." Adam Cook, VIFF
  • Directed by Terry Chiu
  • 2018, Quebec
  • 104 minutes

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