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Louise Carrin Switzerland, 2015

EdieEmm's rating of the film Venusia

As situations-turned-concepts go, staff smoking room of a small brothel's a pretty great one; it'd make a mean short story. As a film, though, Venusia coasted on its characters - Lisa's facial expressions, Lena's staggering laziness - and I'm not sure any of Carrin's artistic choices at all enhanced the conceptual brilliance preexistent in her idea to film it. Like something by Shirley Clarke, but w/out the artistry.