Until very recently, Amelia (Gabrielle Stone) was the hot artist of the
hour - but now she's definitely a painter past her prime, repeating her
old motives a bit too often ... and then her gallery owner (Kiva Dawson)
tells her her latest show is a disaster, and she isn't selling anymore.
Now that leaves her in a bad state, but fortunately, she then bumps into
Lucy (Tiffany Shepis), her admirer, who tells her how strong her paintings
are and how she reminds her of that other painter, Alice (Kaylee
Williams), who had recently slit her wrists to paint her latest painting,
an angel, in her own blood ... the story is even more gruesome when Lucy
shows Amelia she has slit her own wrists, and leaves her a knife as
goodbye present ...
An eerie yet rather compelling trip into
the mind of a fragile artist, carried by a solid cast, strong narrative
and subtle direction - but what makes the movie really special is its
rather disturbing imagery, both in the paintings and in several short
setpieces, neither of which rely on pure spectacle but on ultimate effect
to leave a lasting memory with the viewer.
Rather haunting little piece,