The marriage of Reason & Squalor
The marriage of Reason & Squalor -
2016 - Color - 86 mn - Original version with French subtitles - England - Fantasy
Directed by : Jake Chapman. Produced by : Jo McClellan, Andrew Noble, Colin Vaines. Screenplay by : Brock Norman Brock. Editing : Paul Watts. Photography : Simon Tindall. With : Ronni Ancona, Noma Dumezweni, Jenny Eclair
Shortly before her wedding, Chamydia Love’s fiancé offers her an island. As she visits it, she sinks into a mysterious world, inhabited by strange people. Is she dreaming, or is it real?
For his first film, artist Jake Chapman, known for his provoking avant-garde art works made with his brother Dinos, adapts one of his novels, and gets back to his « wild » flair. A new take on Alice in Wonderland, The beauty and the Beast and the fotonovela, with Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spiderman, Harry Potter) and Sophie Kennedy Clark (Nymphomaniac, Black Mirror) in the main roles. The film has fascinated the audience of the last Brussel International Fantastic Film Festival.