The Little Death
Directed by Josh Lawson
A comedy film that looks into the loosely connected lives of people with strange sexual fantasies. A woman with a dangerous fantasy and her partner's struggle to please her. A man who begins an affair with his own wife without her knowing anything about it. A couple struggling to keep things together after a sexual experiment spins out of control. A woman who can only find pleasure in her husband's pain. A call centre operator caught in the middle of a dirty and chaotic phone call. And the distractingly charming new neighbour who connects them all.
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★★★½ review by Zach Skov on Letterboxd
It was interesting seeing all the different relationship dynamics and how nothing ever seems to go as planned but we do our best. Every sub-couple works great as it's own segment but as a whole has trouble blending together. That sign language bit was great, probably the best bit of the film. It felt like it's own short.
★★★★½ review by Calen Le Couteur on Letterboxd
A very interesting film to watch, very strange but very funny.
The cinematography in this film was excellent, the soundtrack fit perfectly, and all of the actors were on point. I've seen this film twice now, and would happily sit through it again.
★★★½ review by Adryon Thomas on Letterboxd
It's such a cute, little dark comedy! So cute! I loved the relationship between the characters. It felt genuinely real. But then some of the characters do things that are extremely questionable, and are borderline attempting social suicide.
I really liked it! Recommended.
★★★★ review by Ian Sandwell on Letterboxd
A filthy, original and very wrong delight, The Little Death also crucially has bags of heart. Its climactic sequence, involving Skype sign language phone sex, is one of the funniest - and sweetest - moments of this year.
★★★½ review by Bruno Viana on Letterboxd
I wasn't expecting a movie with several unrelated (sightly intertwined) stories. This has some funny moments but in the end it gets darker. Some fantasies turn out to be nightmares and without communication things could go wrong.
Also I've learned how to say butt in English sign language :)
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