Revelation Film Festival 2014

2018  Films

Holiday

Official Selection: Sundance

Set in Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera, Holidaytells the story of Sascha, the trophy girlfriend of small-time gangster Michael, as she takes a vacation with the criminal and his associates at a luxury villa under the summer sun. But the price for such hedonistic pleasures may be higher than expected and Holiday eschews the genre’s familiar storylines for an altogether darker palette.

Swedish co-writer and director Isabella Eklof’s debut feature has drawn well deserved comparisons to Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days), Michael Haneke (Funny Games), and even Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), and there’s a stylish formalism and atmosphere of dread that flows throughout Holiday. But Eklof’s female gaze adds a unique touch. Victoria Carmen Sonne’s performance as the seemingly neutral Sascha is perfectly realised and Lai Yde’s turn as Michael is genuinely chilling. Holiday is a deep, disturbing, and truly powerful work. 

“This astonishing first feature depicts a world of superficial pleasures with such precision that even the people trapped in its confines can’t deny its appeal.” - Indiewire

Screens with the short film The Lost Sheep.

BUY TICKETS:
Sun 8th, 8.45pm, Luna Leederville

Sat 14th, 2.30pm, Luna Leederville

Sun 15th, 7.15pm, Luna Leederville

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  • Director:Isabella Eklof
  • Year:2018
  • Country:Denmark / Netherlands / Sweden
  • Duration:93mins
  • Rated:Unclassified 18

Session Times

  • Sun 8th, 8.45pm, Luna Leederville
  • Sat 14th, 2.30pm, Luna Leederville
  • Sun 15th, 7.15pm, Luna Leederville

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