Tonight, the IFC Center in Manhattan will host a screening of Antonio Campos’ debut feature Afterschool, with a Q&A to follow. And since the film’s 2008 release we’ve seen Campos step behind the camera, playing the role of producer along Josh Mond for fellow Borderline partner Sean Durkin’s Martha Macy May Marlene. But next month will see his directorial return with the psychosexual character study Simon Killer.
Starring the talented Brady Corbet, Campos’ sophomore effort is an hypnotic dance with destructive impulse and impassioned aggression, telling the tale of a post-collegiate young man who travels to Paris and falls in love with a prostitute. It’s a dark and penetrating film rich with color, texture, and tone that shows what a force the duo of Campos and Corbet truly are.
And today, on the heels of the announcement that Corbet will be starring alongside Benecio Del Toro in the Pablo Escobar drama Paradise Lost, we’ve got a batch of new stills from Simon Killer to get you excited for its premiere at IFC in April 5th. Take a second look at the trailer below and see the stills—preferably while listening to THIS.