Simon Killer Released As Part Of The Masters Of Cinema Series
Eureka Entertainment have announced that they will be releasing SIMON KILLER as part of their Masters of Cinema Series. The acclaimed second feature by Antonio Campos, starring rising indie-star and director Brady Corbet, of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Olivier Assayas’s upcoming Sils Maria, and Mati Diop of Claire Denis’s 35 Shots of Rum, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 26 August 2013.
“Impressively directed and sharply written, this is a disturbing study in sociopathy with a compelling lead performance from Brady Corbet” – Matthew Turner, View London
“Rarely has a portrait of a sociopath been so enigmatically engaging and mesmerizingly immersive… Simon Killer is a film of casual brutality and profane sexuality, all cut to a killer soundtrack.” – Tim Evans, Cine Outsider
“Diop and Corbet are fearless baring body and soul but also creating a sense of escalating violence. Raw and brutal.” –Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
A deeply disturbing character study of a handsome and sociopathic American in Paris, writer-director Antonio Campos’s Simon Killer hones further the psychological perceptiveness and keen filmmaking craft exhibited in Campos’s acclaimed feature debut Afterschool.
Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Thirteen, Martha Marcy May Marlene) plays Simon, a recent college graduate full of promise and potential, who goes to Paris to begin a trip around Europe following a break-up with a long-time girlfriend. An outsider adrift upon a profound sense of loss, Simon takes solace in the company of Victoria (Mati Diop of 35 Shots of Rum), a beautiful, young, and mysterious prostitute — and their fateful journey begins…
Emotionally compelling and visually stunning, Simon Killer is an examination of casual brutality, profane sexuality, alienation, and desperation, all cut to a killer soundtrack that underscores the borderline psychotic fervour of Simon’s descent. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the UK debut of Antonio Campos’s powerful, hypnotic, and remarkably assured Simon Killer on Blu-ray and DVD.