Twentynine Palms

Twentynine Palms

Directed by Bruno Dumont | 118 mins | 2003
Greeted by violently divisive reactions on its initial release, Dumont’s first and to-date only English-language film follows a Los Angeleno couple—an American photographer, David, and his unemployed Russo-French partner, Katia (David Wissak and Katerina Golubeva)—as they fuck like minks at their desert motel room, scour Joshua Tree in search of locations for a photoshoot, and go through a cycle of increasingly acrimonious arguments and reconciliations. Defined by Dumont as an “experimental horror film,” Twentynine Palms is a masterclass in creating mounting suspense through the most minimal of means, its explosive climax sure to leave a stain on your brainpan.

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Twentynine Palms
  • Twentynine Palms

    Directed by Bruno Dumont | 118 mins | 2003
    Greeted by violently divisive reactions on its initial release, Dumont’s first and to-date only English-language film follows a Los Angeleno couple—an American photographer, David, and his unemployed Russo-French partner, Katia (David Wissak and Katerina...