Queen of Earth
DIRECTOR: ALEX ROSS PERRY
CAST: ELISABETH MOSS, KATHERINE WATERSTON, PATRICK FUGIT
Between ensemble works Perry went back to basics to make this taut, rending, Polanski-esque two-hander starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterson as Catherine and Virginia, best friends holed up together at a lakeside cabin. What’s meant to be a recuperation retreat for Virginia, dealing with a nasty breakup and her father’s recent death, quickly turns instead into a cage match between her and the increasingly unhinged Elisabeth, complicated by the presence of neighbor Patrick Fugit.
Queen of Earth is screening as part of the all-35mm Alex Ross Perry retrospective.