Big business, snapping fingers, and nationalistic freak-outs are just a few of the highlights in the trailer for the new micro-budget film “Slackjaw,” which premieres at this year’s iteration of the Locarno International Film Festival. Front and center of Zach Weintraub’s new film is “The Chris Gethard Show” regular Robert Malone and behind the camera is the director’s regular, brilliant collaborator, Nandan Rao (“Green,” “Hawaiian Punch“). Take a peek at the synopsis:
A mildly absurd bromantic dramedy about the path to personal responsibility amidst the divisive fog of a politicized landscape.
For the uninitiated, Zach’s been at it for awhile, notching four films on his belt since 2010. His first, “Bummer Summer,” chronicles a love triangle and is especially notable for being one of the very few films in a sea of many to get young love, longing, and ennui right. The fourth film, “You Make Me Feel So Young,” explores a woman’s slowly sinking relationship and the ecstasy of a new crush. These are admittedly well-tread topics, but Weintraub’s attentive eye returns the potency to the material, employing a style that harkens towards the aesthetic philosophies of Andrei Tarkovsky and Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
Check out the trailer below. In the mean time, you can watch all of the director’s previous films right on Fandor.