«Goofy and gross, this well-performed indie about love and compulsive hair-eating marks a promising feature debut for director Xander Robin.» — Variety
«The tonal shifts leave you with a horror story that's earnestly sweet, a romantic comedy with a scene of shocking gore, and a directorial debut that makes Xander Robin someone to watch out for.» -Hollywood Reported
A Skype Q&A with Director Xander Robin will follow the 9pm show on Saturday, Feb. 24!
Within a day Eliezer, a 20-something New Yorker loses his job, his girlfriend, and his apartment and attempts to restart his life. Stumbling upon an unlikely acquaintance who shares his same peculiar habit — eating hair — Eli is torn between the comfort of his compulsions and need for a new start. World-premiering as the closer of Critics’ Week at Venice, this romantic horror comedy with a focus on the grotesque, imbues us to examine our own destructive habits and tells the story of the surprising things we do for love in a mix of magical realism and raw expression.
Written and directed by Xander Robin. With Michael Patrick Nicholson, Chelsea LJ Lopez, Michael Godere. 78 min. 2017. DCP.