|ESPOO CINÉ |
In English / no subtitles
For audiences aged 16 and above
The twisted notion of a popular "teenage suicide cult" is sick unto itself and it will unquestionably send a chill up the spine of every parent. While Danish filmmaker Jeppe Rønde's haunting feature-length directorial debut, Bridgend, will certainly unnerve parents and non-parents alike, it is perhaps the underlying suggestion of the movie that's even more disturbing: the idea that we cannot control (or protect) the ones we love from their bad choices, and the misguided free will of adolescents can be distorted towards the darkest of places. -- A troubling picture of bruising proportions, Bridgend strikes fearful chords with the concept of enigmatic influence and the inexorable power of clique-driven suggestion.
Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
Director: Jeppe Rønde