Queen of EarthQueen of Earth

by Alex Ross Perry

Queen of Earth

Synopsis

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she's dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia's (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.

Director

Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and worked at Kim's Video in Manhattan. His second film, The Color Wheel was distributed theatrically in America and France in 2012 and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Selected Filmography:
2015 QUEEN OF EARTH
2014 LISTEN UP PHILIP
2011 THE COLOR WHEEL
2009 IMPOLEX

 

Cast

Elisabeth Moss - Catherine
Katherine Waterston - Virginia
Patrick Fugit - Rich
Kentucker Audley - James
Keith Poulson - Keith
Kate Lyn Sheil - Michelle
Craig Butta - Groundskeeper

Crew

Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry
Produced by Elisabeth Moss, Alex Ross Perry, Adam Piotrowicz, Joe Swanberg
Cinematography by Sean Price Williams
Edited by Robert Greene
Production design by Anna Bak-Kvapil
Costume design by Amanda Ford
Music by Keegan DeWitt
Make up by Emma Strachman
Sound editor Sebastian Henshaw

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1.78:1 / Color / 5.1
Length: 90min
Original language: English

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