Deutsche Version

Queen of Earth

Director: Alex Ross Perry    → show biography   
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Synopsis: Catherine and Virginia are best friends. Last year, Virginia wasn’t doing well, while it’s Catherine who’s struggling this year. Virginia’s parents own a lakeside cabin, the perfect place for a week of mutual wound licking. Sun pours in through the windows, framing the cool green of the trees outside. But this isn’t the refuge it seems and it’s not just the music that awakens the menace in the images. The ripples across the lake and the wan sunlight offer little comfort, to say nothing of the picture of a skull lying forgotten in a cupboard. Last year’s events keep crashing in upon the present, things weren’t good then and they aren’t better now. When the two women confide in one another, it’s like two separate monologues, the camera gliding between their strained faces as if they were one and the same. They otherwise stick to wry barbs, each criticizing the other’s privilege as they still cling on to their bond. As salad leaves wilt, men come and go, and tension gives way to hostility, what even remains of this friendship? Dark-ringed eyes alight with rage, a stream of quiet bile, one face cut into another, two true Queens of Earth. (Forum catalog)
Language: English
Forum participation year: 2015
Forum catalogue PDF: Download

Technical Attributes

Format: Blu-ray
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: German
Resolution: 1920x1080
Container: MOV (QuickTime)
Codec: ProRes 422
Running time (minutes): 90
Color: color
Sound: 5.1
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 24