A filmmaker at a creative impasse seeks solace from her tumultuous past at a rural retreat, only to find that the woods summon her inner demons.
At a remote lake house, a filmmaker named Allison (Aubrey Plaza) arrives to play house guest to a troubled couple (Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon), who have eschewed their life in the city after inheriting a family retreat. Battling writer’s block, Allison sparks a calculated game of desire and jealousy in pursuit of a new work that blurs the boundaries of autobiography and invention.
Black Bear explores the complex nature of relationships, gender dynamics, and the erratic nature of love as it traces the conflict between our lust and our longing for internal harmony.
_“Defies categorization. Exceptionally written, weird, thought-provoking and Lynchian.” _ - Peter Canavese, Celluloid Dreams
“Black Bear is ambitious for itself in its many layers of meta, but the observational moments of behavior is where the film soars.” -Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com