Helene Hegemann; 2017; Germany; 94 min. in German, English, and Spanish with English subtitles
This is a relentlessly fast-paced look at the life of Mifti, a rootless, rejected teenager whose self-destruction is enabled by the adults who surround her. While coping with the recent death of her mother, Mifti propels herself into complex, often ruinous relationships but keeps moving forward, seeking answers. Impressionistic, sordid, irreverent, hauntingly beautiful, and confounding, Helene Hegemann's directorial debut adapted from her novel bathes the viewer in nihilistic impulses and endless fetishes, diving down a drug-fueled rabbit hole that explores identity and its relationship to a crumbling world.
CONTENT WARNING: VULGAR LANGUAGE, NUDITY, NON-EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, DRUG USE, DEPICTION OR DISCUSSION OF RAPE