JETHICA (SXSW 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Jethica is one of the (very) rare films that gets stalking right, and it is precisely because of its low-key yet central supernatural conceit; instead of a moustache-twirling villain, the stalker here is never empowered, and remains the pathetic and desperate loser that he most certainly is. The fear that he instils in Jessica stems not from his charisma or strength, but rather from the very banality of his obsession – he is unrelenting not because of his power, but because he has nothing else in his life to do.

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