In a faraway future, on a wild and untamed female inhabited planet called After Blue, a lonely teenager named Roxy (Paula Luna) unknowingly releases a mystical, dangerous and sensual assassin from her prison. Roxy and her mother Zora (Elina Löwensohn) are held accountable, banished from their community, and forced to track down the murderer named Kate Bush. Haunted by the spirits of her murdered friends, Roxy sets out on a long and strange journey across the supranatural territories of this filthy paradise. The newest vision from Bertand Mandico (THE WILD BOYS) plays like a lesbian EL TOPO (in space!) with stunning 35mm in-camera practical effects, otherworldly set pieces, and a dazzling score by Pierre Desprats.
“A bedazzled, audacious dreamscape riddled with sex and violence and the ever-present spirit of high fashion…. We drift in and out of AFTER BLUE like something akin to a fever dream (a hardly original point of reference for experimental cinema, but in this instance, so apt is the descriptor it’s hard to avoid).” —Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Film International “Dripping with dirty eroticism, much like the goo that oozes out of many unknown holes, AFTER BLUE is as tactile as film can get. From live fuzzy worm cigarettes to a sensual romp in a psychedelic tree sap bathtub, every element of this wild ride has been carefully constructed to be bizarrely unique. A kaleidoscopic fantasy warped through the lens of a 1970s sci-fi Western, AFTER BLUE is a synthetic siren song for the freaks of the future and the past.” —Jude Dry, IndieWire