Queen of EarthCatherine has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she's dumped by her boyfriend James. Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia's lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich, and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness.
Actors of "Queen of Earth"
Characters of "Queen of Earth"
Directors of "Queen of Earth"Alex Ross Perry
Creators of "Queen of Earth"Alex Ross Perry
Critic Reviews of "Queen of Earth"San Diego ReaderSeptember 25, 2015
If you're gonna go hard to the closeup, you're gonna want to work with a face like Elisabeth Moss's.Arizona RepublicSeptember 17, 2015
"Queen of Earth" isn't a laugh riot, not by a long shot. But it is a good movie, and a fascinating study of descent.Philadelphia InquirerSeptember 10, 2015
Perry's movie may not be easy to watch, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't.Chicago ReaderSeptember 03, 2015
Writer-director Alex Ross Perry conjures such a strong atmosphere around his characters -- and Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston are so powerful in the leads --that one gets sucked into their emotional conflict.Chicago TribuneSeptember 03, 2015
Perry may never make a movie for the masses, whoever they are. But his truest work burrows into weird, blackly comic places few other filmmakers would dare explore.Movie TalkApril 30, 2017
The mood is akin to Ingmar Bergman's Persona or Roman Polanski's Repulsion. So don't watch expecting a barrel of laughs. You might, though, detect hints of dark comedy.Sunday Times (UK)December 18, 2016
The film succeeds as a character study, but it could have had more of a story.Sunday Independent (Ireland)July 05, 2016
It makes for a slightly muddled palette, but one that, like one of those lenticular pictures that changes depending on the angle it's viewed from, can seem either darkly cynical or harrowing.ScotsmanJuly 04, 2016
A darkly funny and increasingly disturbing portrait of a young woman's descent into madness after the traumatic loss of her artist father.Observer (UK)July 04, 2016
It displays some of the navel-gazing impulses of the mumblecore movement; it's no surprise to see that mumble-originator Joe Swanberg serves as a producer.
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