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Feature Narrative / 2020 / Canada / 101min / Directed by Bruce LaBruce
Official Selection: Venice Film Festival
How could we possibly resist screening Canadian independent and queer-punk cinema icon Bruce LaBruce’s latest feature film? The answer is, we can’t.. so here it is.
Oozing with 70s aesthetic and LaBruce’s trademark fascination with B-cinema, this cracking addition to his oeuvre is described by The Guardian as “a sluttily sacrilegious story of incest, witches and wayward monks” and…well…that sums it up pretty well.
Domenic has grown up thinking his mother was dead, but on discovering otherwise he sets out on an odyssey of self-discovery. Squeezing himself into his leathers and straddling his motorcycle, Domenic sets off to what may be her cabin in the woods and once there, aside from engaging with himself, he encounters a young monk who bears an uncanny resemblance to himself. From there and between, all manner of forbidden relationships unfold before your very eyes. But what else would you expect?
“Saint-Narcisse is a welcome blast of subversive naughtiness, proving that a film can tackle social taboos while refusing to brand itself with facile markers of respectability”. The Guardian
“Saint-Narcisse is a handsomely produced film with sincere performances, lush cinematography and a classical score”. New York Times
Don’t forget to check out the Bruce LaBruce documentary The Advocate for Fandom on RevStream