Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Superior

Year: 2021
Country: UNITED STATES
Run Time: 99 minutes

Superior
Superior

For twins, Marian and Vivian couldn’t be more different. Marian is a free-spirited musician with a complicated past, and Vivian is a strait-laced housewife who seemingly has it all together. Needless to say, these two don’t exactly mesh. After years of not speaking, Marian shows up unannounced on Vivian’s doorstep, looking for a place to stay while on the run from a mysterious and dangerous man. And while Marian doesn’t elaborate on what trouble she’s gotten herself into this time, Vivian begrudgingly agrees to let her stay. In doing so, Vivian changes the course of their lives. During Marian’s stay, the sisters may realize they have more in common than they thought, and each twin might just have what the other has been missing. Shot on 16mm film, which exquisitely highlights its 80s aesthetic, SUPERIOR stars real-life twins in this DePalma-esque psycho-drama with a Twin Peaks vibe that will have you hooked from the start. — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

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Competitions
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Erin Vassilopolous

Producers
Benjamin Cohen, Grant Curatola, Patrick Donovan

Screenwriting
Erin Vassilopolous, Alessandra Mesa

Cinematography
Mia Cioffi Henry

Editing
Jenn Ruff, Erin Vassilopolous

Principal Cast
Alessandra Mesa, Ani Mesa, Pico Alexander, Jake Hoffman, Stanley Simons

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