Finally, Alex Ross Perry’s audacious fourth feature film “Queen of Earth” has been picked up for US distribution by IFC. Elisabeth Moss gives a wildly unpredictable, rangy lead performance as a woman blistered by a breakup who comes horrifically undone while retreating in a cabin with her bitterly supportive best friend (Katherine Waterston).
Perry, who was recently tapped to write a live action “Winnie the Pooh” remake for Disney, previously wrote and directed “Impolex,” “The Color Wheel” and “Listen Up Philip,” which also starred a marvelous Moss. Creepy and emotionally graphic, “Queen of Earth” fits comfortably into the hysterical woman canon with the likes of Bergman’s “Persona,” Polanski’s “Repulsion,” Altman’s “Images” and, yes, Allen’s “Interiors.” Throughout the film, Moss impressively exhibits “Woman Under the Influence” levels of insanity.
A 2015 Berlinale premiere, the film also stars Patrick Fugit, Kate Lyn Sheil, Kentucker Audley and Keith Poulson, and was produced by Perry, Moss, Adam Piotrowicz and Joe Swanberg, and executive produced by Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Forager Film Company.
A release date is forthcoming.