Hot off its premiere at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival, Bob Byington (Frances Ferguson (SUFF, 2019) and Infinity Baby (SUFF, 2017) is back with his latest hit LOUSY CARTER.
Variously labeled as a deadbeat by his ex, a failure by his Mother, and a shell of himself by his best friend, Lousy Carter (David Krumholtz Numb3rs, Harold & Kumar, Oppenheimer), is having a hard time getting anybody on his side. Debt-ridden and cast adrift on a soulless college campus, Carter is interpreting The Great Gatsby for an apathetic graduate class when gifted student Gail Everson (Luxy Banner) offers him one last chance at living the dream. Lousy Carter is sharp and full of dry-wit charm, making this indie gem with its exceptional cast a must-see at SUFF.
FUCK ME, RICHARD
Dir. Lucy McKendrick & Charlie Polinger | 2023 | AUSTRALIA/USA | 14 mins
Lost in a fog of medication as she recovers from a broken leg, romance-obsessed loner Sally gets swept up in a long-distance relationship with the seductively mysterious Richard, who soon starts asking for money to pay for his mother’s ‘medical bills’. But when Sally plays along, it’s a case of who’s scamming whom – and to what twisted end? Inspired by the short stories of Ottessa Moshfegh and Mary Gaitskill, and shooting on 35mm to evoke the likes of Repulsion and Last Tango in Paris, directors Lucy McKendrick and Charles Polinger deliver a stylish, morally ambiguous psychodrama that relishes in the thrill of a fraught, fraudulent sexual tryst.