Coherence

(USA, 2013, 89 mins, DCP)
Director:
CAST Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria
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Imagine Luis Bunuel’s Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie crossed with Shane Carruth’s Primer and Lars von Trier’s Melancholia... Or just imagine a dinner party with friends, a dinner party that starts out quite normally, but which takes a dramatic turn towards the surreal when wifi, phone lines, and then electricity go out — apparently connected to the proximity of a passing comet. Two guests venture out to the one house in the vicinity which mysteriously still has power. But what they discover is so weird — and so familiar — they can’t make head or tail of it. Before the night is done everyone present will have to rethink what they’re doing there, their longest and most intimate relationships, and indeed, who they really think they are...


"You walk away from it with your brain on fire."—Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

"The result is an uncommonly clever genre movie, reliant not on special effects—of which there are basically none—but on heavy doses of paranoia."—AA Dowd, AV Club

"No budget filmmaking at its most delectably inventive."—Mike D’Angelo, The Dissolve