12th Jul2017

Fantasia 2017 Preview: ‘Tilt’

by Phil Wheat

Directed Kasra Farahani (The Good Neighbour), Tilt is a prescient and chilling character study with added components of social relevance, described as “aimed towards the uncomfortable “new normal” of white male rage and entitlement”. The film had its World Premiere in the Midnight section of the Tribeca Film Festival last April; and this week it’s playing this years Fantasia in Montreal.

All seems normal with Joseph and Joanne. Joanne is pregnant with their first child. Life in their little urban house is cozy and familiar. But something is off about Joseph. He doesn’t seem excited about the baby. Work on his documentary is becoming increasingly untethered. As Joseph struggles to maintain the routines of his domestic life, his mask begins to slip. Late at night, while Joanne thinks he is working, Joseph prowls the streets of Los Angeles, deliberately courting danger. Joanne is growing worried about Joseph’s odd behavior. But not as worried as she should be. Tilt explores how quickly the most familiar person in your life can become the most terrifying. How quickly we can become terrifying to ourselves.

Starring Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges and CS Lee, Tilt has its Canadian Premiere as part of Fantasia 2017 tomorrow at 9.15pm at Salle J.A. De Sève; with a repeat screening on July 14th.



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