- Wed-Sat, May 22-25Dir. Antonio Campos, USA/France, 2013, 105 min., R, DCPOfficial Website
The follow-up to Antonio Campos' critically acclaimed AFTERSCHOOL, SIMON KILLER is an erotic and psychological portrait of Simon (Brady Corbet), a well-educated, handsome and seemingly sympathetic college graduate with just a hint of something off-putting that’s enough to ignite a sense of concern. Recently heartbroken, Simon travels to Paris to clear his head. After several days of wandering aimlessly, Simon finds himself drawn into a sex parlor and has a sexual encounter with an exotic prostitute, Victoria (Mati Diop). The chemistry builds between the two until they find themselves in a serious relationship, one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon's true nature.
“Like the simmering thriller MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE (whose director Sean Durkin co-produced this film), SIMON KILLER is a sensual experience that asks the audience to question what it sees and hears.” —Noel Murray, Onion AV Club “As a portrait of alienation and dislocation—its protagonist a free man in Paris, but far from unfettered and alive—the film is frequently masterful, suggesting the turbulent inner state of an American sociopath who believes himself to be a good guy.” —Scott Foundas, NPR