American Dreams / Scottish premiere

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  • Shane Carruth /
  • USA /
  • 2013 /
  • 96 mins

Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth, Meredith Burke, Andreon Watson / Fiction / English

A uniquely nightmarish cinematic journey.

An office worker (Amy Seimetz) is kidnapped, drugged, subjected to a strange operation, and released. As her psyche unravels, she bonds with a former stockbroker (Shane Carruth) who may have been a victim of the same experience, and the two try to find out what has happened to them. A dizzying cascade of images, some menacing, some beautiful, mark this sci-fi thriller, one of the most talked-about American independent films of recent years.

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  • #1 Gavin Pringle / Monday 1 July, 2013 / 16:16 GMT

    The only film this festival not garnering applause at the end. Truly great soundtrack, but the story was confusing and confused beyond enjoyment

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