Climate of the Hunter – when everyone thinks you’re losing your mind, but are you?
Two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, along with a dog who’s described as a “philosopher,” have come to Alma’s remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years. Alma is recently divorced, Elizabeth is a workaholic in Washington, D.C., while Wesley lives in Paris dealing with a wife recently struck with a fatal disease. When the three come together for dinner it has all the makings of a lovely adult melodrama about loneliness, and the desire to connect and share our lives with someone… but we must add to the mix one otherworldly piece of information: Wesley could be a vampire.
This is one of the quirkiest movies I’ve seen in a while, dark, dark, and even darker humour. There’s not one actor that fails to add a strong performance contribution to the film, and the direction throughout is superb. The film moves along at a slow pace, as the plot develops, with character relationships casually dropped into place throughout. There’s more than one troubled relationship, troubled soul, cast off lover, and disgruntled sibling that we encounter.
Wesley is a writer, and throughout the film, his narrative is exposed both through his writing, and his monotone conversations. His trouble son Percy appears briefly, but his character leaves a lasting impression on viewers. Similar to Alma’s daughter, a brief but poignant role in the film. It isn’t until near the end that we learn of Wesley’s true hidden desires, as he lustfully preys on both sisters. For fans of David Lynch, Coen Brothers, and Fellini.
Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss, Ben Hall, and Jacob Ryan Snovel star in a Mickey Reece film.
CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER is available On Demand and Digital Platforms via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu, Direct TV, Dish Network and all major cable providers.
Great soundtrack as well…
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