Sarah Adina Smith wowed us a couple years ago with her supernatural drama, The Midnight Swim involving the complex emotional ecosystem of three sisters at the family cottage. She is back with Mr. Robot star Rami Malik at the centre of an eliptical mind-fuck story involving pre-millenial tension, extreme isolation and talk-radio.
The teaser is here is more of a feeling than any sort of telling what the film is actually about. Fortunately, we also have the TIFF catalogue description, below, where the film will have its world premiere on September 11th.
An eccentric mountain man is on the run from the authorities, surviving the winter by breaking into empty vacation homes in a remote community. Regularly calling into radio talk shows — where he has acquired the nickname "Buster" — to rant about the impending dangers of Y2K, he is haunted by visions of being lost at sea, and memories of his former life as a family man.
Also, we dig that dolly-zoom shot at the end.