QFT Player: Black Bear

BBFC RatingQFT Player: Black Bear

Showing: 23 April 2021 until 31 July 2021

DirectorLawrence Michael Levine
WritersLawrence Michael Levine
Running Time1HR 45MINS
SeasonMain Programme

In search of solace at a remote lake house, a filmmaker pursues a new work of art through a calculated game of desire and jealousy in a provocative, mind-bending drama starring Aubrey Plaza. Available to rent on QFT Player.

Filmmaker Allison (Plaza) arrives as a house guest at the home of troubled couple Gabe and Blair (Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon), who have eschewed their life in the city for more rustic pastures. Battling writer's block, Allison discovers that the rural retreat inspires her in intense and surprising ways. Over a wine-fuelled dinner the three talk, bicker and provoke each other until they reach breaking point and the film cuts to black. Yet Black Bear is not ending, but only just beginning.

An ambitious, twist-filled gem with moments of mystery and revelation, Black Bear is a wildly entertaining look at filmmaking buoyed by three powerful performances.

"The film grows both somehow more feverish and believable with each twist and turn, a roaring good time." - Kate Erbland, IndieWire

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