Maelström, C-

Another Denis Villeneuve film this time inspired by Hitchcock, and even though released the same year is essentially Canada’s Requiem for a Dream.

Pretty shitty start to the movie, with an abortion simulated on film and the main character, Bibiane, contemplating suicide. Moves to drugs and drink and drunk driving. With the decent into depravity the movie progressively gets better — like a Hitchcock film. Unfortunately, the color palette and depressive tones throughout the first act of the movie makes me want to vomit in my mouth if I have to watch it again.

First screening December 13, 2021 on MUBi.



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