AFTER BLUE (DIRTY PARADISE)

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Director: Bertrand Mandico Run Time: 130 min. Release Year: 2022 Language: French

Starring: Agata Buzek, Elina Löwensohn, Michaël Erpelding, Paula Luna, Vimala Pons

In a faraway future, on a wild and untamed female inhabited planet called After Blue, a lonely teenager named Roxy (Paula Luna) unknowingly releases a mystical, dangerous, and sensual assassin from her prison. Roxy and her mother Zora (Elina Löwensohn) are held accountable, banished from their community, and forced to track down the murderer named Kate Bush. Haunted by the spirits of her murdered friends, Roxy sets out on a long and strange journey across the supranatural territories of this filthy paradise. The newest vision from Bertand Mandico (The Wild Boys) plays like a lesbian El Topo (in space!) with stunning 35mm in-camera practical effects, otherworldly set pieces, and a dazzling score by Pierre Desprats.

“As strange and unexpected as any of Mandico’s previous offerings, [After Blue] is another visionary exercise of queer energies and ominous passion.” Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema

“Every element of this wild ride has been carefully constructed to be bizarrely unique. A kaleidoscopic fantasy warped through the lens of a 1970s sci-fi Western, “After Blue” is a synthetic siren song for the freaks of the future and the past.” – Jude Dry, IndieWire

“As it was for its predecessor, The Wild Boys, After Blue is suffused in a feverish ecstasy, that wild excitement that comes from a watching one world crumble and another jutting into being from scratch, a vision of a clean slate in which everything—and everyone—can be reinvented, and every norm challenged.” – Leonard Goi, The Film Stage

“If the Neverending Story was horny as hell and every second word was “Kate Bush” – Zach Green, Letterboxd

“Incredibly horny, goopy scifi western. If The Dark Crystal was a porno…. This would be it.” – Kali, Letterboxd

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