PREVIEW: Black Bear (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West), Christopher Abbott (Possessor), Sarah Gadon (Maps to the Stars), Lindsay Burdge (Wild Canaries), Alexander Koch (Always Shine), Jennifer Kim (She Dies Tomorrow), Shannon O’Neill (Most Likely to Murder), Grantham Coleman (Seberg), Paola Lázaro (Scenes from the Underground), Lou Gonzalez (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Lawrence Michael Levine (Wild Canaries), director, writer, producer; Jonathan Blitstein (Another Kind), Richard J. Bosner (Stitch in Time), Julie Christeas (The Sleepwalker), Marina Grasic (In the Blood), Jai Khanna (The Black Prince), Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) and Sophia Takal (Gabi on the Roof in July), producers; Giulio Carmassi (Somewhere Tonight) and Bryan Scary (Warrior Women), composers; Robert Leitzell (The Heart Machine), cinematographer; Matthew L. Weiss (Detonator), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Allison (Plaza) is an actress turned filmmaker who arrives at a remote retreat, where she hopes to acquire inspiration for her latest film. She soon becomes entangled in the domestic affairs between the retreat’s owners Gabe (Abbott) and Blair (Gadon), and soon the three of them are entwined with something else entirely…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Aubrey Plaza delivers an impressive lead performance in this fascinatingly bizarre psychological thriller, which defies convention and even genre with some truly unexpected turns that keep you hooked throughout.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 23RD APRIL 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

RENT/BUY ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS, INCLUDING AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

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