WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD (Tribeca 2022) – Review by Leslie Combemale

Paranoia and tribalism reign supreme in writer/director Natalia Sinelnikova’s debut feature We Might As Well Be Dead, a satire about how fear is leading to chosen isolation, elitism, and a general inclination to cocoon with the like-minded, rather than consider alternate points of view. The elite family at the center of the tory faces an undefined outside threat that symbolizes the paranoia of the unknown and xenophobia that have been fomented by politicians across the world in recent years. We Might As Well Be Dead leverages that dread to great effect, showing a promising start to Sinelnikiva’s career.

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