What’s Up Down Under?: HOLIDAY — Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

holiday posterTo say that not everyone will be taken with Swedish filmmaker Isabella Eklöf’s feature is an understatement: the film is a deliberate provocation, executed with almost surgical precision. Premiering at Sundance in January, 2018, and since playing festivals around Europe, South America, Asia and Australia, the film’s status as an international co-production is mirrored in the deliberate border-crossings so central to its story about a young Scandinavian woman on vacation in Turkey. She is there as a guest of her lover, a brutal drug dealer and crime boss, and finds herself befriending another man who is holidaying in the same area with disastrous consequences. Continue reading…

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