|Producer:||Cléa Frost, Jayden Stevens, Olga Mykhalets, Thomas Swinburn|
|Screenwriter:||Jayden Stevens, Thomas Swinburn|
|Cast:||Maksym Derbenyov, Larysa Hraminska, Tetiana Kosianchuk Pavlo Lehenkyi, Liudmyla Zamidra|
Nothing similar has happened in Australian cinema. Ambitious debutant flew from Down Under to bleak outskirts of Kiev with small crew and almost no money. He casted Ukrainian non-actors (a dentist and a receptionist at the theatre school among them) to play in native language. Absurdist film opens horizons to varied interpretations as morbidly black deadpan comedy, psycho domestic thriller or harsh drama about the extremes of manipulations by double faced people.
Lanthimos, Seidl, Haneke firstly submerge for comparisons, however funny alps games are unpredictable. A weird loner Emerson dreams about a perfect family. He imagines vividly, how exactly life must be organised at home, asks actors to perform by precisely written instructions. Unstoppable desires to improvise turns joyful festive situations to naughtier sides. There are no better manipulators than actors.