TOH! has scored a trailer exclusive to New York filmmaker Nathan Silver’s “Soft in the Head,” an ode to lost souls in NYC that has played the circuit over the last year at the Sarasota, Brooklyn, Buenos Aires and Vancouver film festivals.
The film arrives at New York’s Cinema Village on April 18, with a VOD release coming later this summer via Devolver. It follows a young woman, Natalia (Sheila Etxeberria), who after a rift with her abusive boyfriend, lands at a halfway home temporarily, while also attracting the attentions of her friend’s socially closed-off brother, which doesn’t sit so well with his protective family. Richard Brody of the New Yorker gave it a winning review, writing it’s “a raucous, disturbing new film… a shrewdly conceived yet
emotionally unhinged blend of uproarious situations and devastating outcomes.”
“Soft in the Head” is Silver’s third feature, initially inspired by Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot.” He previously helmed “Exit Elena” and “The Blind.”
Check out the trailer, below.