Strike Dear Mistress and Cure His Heart! (2018)

  • Drama, Mystery
  • 1h 11m

Inspired in part by Ingmar Bergman’s AUTUMN SONATA and proceeding with a detached and dryly hilarious severity reminiscent of Yorgos Lanthimos, STRIKE DEAR MISTRESS AND CURE HIS HEART! concerns the acidic reunion of a famous pianist (Mary Buss) and her estranged daughter (Audrey Wagner) within the uncanny corridors of a run-down Victorian hotel.

As writer/director Mickey Reece places these characters in a pervasively unnerving atmosphere, rife with theatrical explosions of emotion and the discordant timbre of Nicholas Poss’ magnificently manic score, he also confidently weaves in a surreal parade of peculiar digressions that deliriously teeter from comic pantomime to tableaus of abject horror. The result is an offbeat and oft-chilling confluence of ingredients that’s guaranteed to simultaneously baffle, delight, and captivate those with an appetite for the unusual.

Director

MIckey Reece

Writer

Mickey Reece

Language

English

Country

United States

Studio

Mickey Reece