Broadcasted through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, this story is tangled up in the aftermath of Los Angeles’s worst earthquake nightmare. Travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived.
Welcome to the weird and wild mind of filmmaker Steven Ellison. Already acclaimed for his expansive psychedelic albums as musician Flying Lotus, Ellison steps behind the camera to direct this mind-altering freakshow of a first feature, co-written with David Firth and Zach Fox. Their unbridled imaginations plunge the audience into a magical mix of filth-covered fables and hypnotic animations to reveal a film rotting from the inside out. This outrageous fever dream counts influences all the way from David Cronenberg to The Ren & Stimpy Show and features performances from comedians Hannibal Buress and Tim Heidecker.
KUSO is premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight slate.
- via Deadline