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Butter on the Latch (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 9 May 2013 (USA)
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At a Balkan folk song and dance camp in the woods of Mendocino, California, Sarah reunites with her old friend Isolde and with a song she learned years before about dragons who entwine ... See full summary »

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Josephine Decker

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Josephine Decker (story)
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Isolde Chae-Lawrence Isolde Chae-Lawrence ... Isolde
Emily Decker ... Sarah's Sister (voice)
Stephan Goldbach ... Guy
Charlie Hewson ... Steph
Sarah Small Sarah Small ... Sarah
Yury Yakor Yury Yakor ... Guy
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At a Balkan folk song and dance camp in the woods of Mendocino, California, Sarah reunites with her old friend Isolde and with a song she learned years before about dragons who entwine themselves in women's hair and carry them off through the forest, burning it as they go. When Sarah pursues a romance with a new camper Steph, the nights of sensual secrets and singing with Isolde come to an abrupt end. Sarah and Steph explore a simple attraction, but in Sarah's dreams, women spin their wild hair and Isolde darkly approaches. When reality and fantasy collide, Sarah finds that the dragons she's visioning may be inside her. Written by Anonymous

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In an interview with writer/director Josephine Decker and director of photography Ashley Conner, Conner told a story about a funny incident while filming outside on location. She pointed out that Decker has a habit of just getting naked at any time and having zero reservations about it. "There were six of us: three actors, Josephine, me, and the sound guy. [The actors] were going to simulate having sex and basically at a certain point, they were feeling a bit uncomfortable. So I was like, I'll take off my top. And I had to run up a hillside. I was just in my bra. Josephine, I think you were naked. The sound guy was not, but he was having a good time and there were boners everywhere." See more »

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Not Sure What This was About
16 August 2020 | by derek-duerdenSee all my reviews

This was more of a mood piece than a "film", in my view. Some of the dialogue is quite good, as is some of the cinematography... but then there's the frequent use of out-of-focus, and some discontinuities in the narrative.

I started by not being sure where the "plot" was taking us, but eventually gave up trying to really understand what was going on, who was who, and whether various scenes were real or imagined.

I didn't dislike it, as such, but certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Some nice music though.


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9 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Maslo na zasuwce See more »

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