Thou WAST mild and lovely

 

 

Thou wast

mild & Lovely

"The most original independent filmmaker to surface in the past few years"

 

 

"the Steinbeck-inspired milieu is viscerally manipulated into a menacing pressure-cooker"

 

 

"Like most classic stories, this one is simple, but its realization is so surprising in its details, so original in its visual invention, as to make most other movies seem shot by the numbers."

 

 

"Thou Wast Mild and Lovely...suggest[s] the unholy marriage of Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch"

 

"Josephine Decker’s film debut gives us a view into her very personal and original world.  The way that the story is told and the movement of the camera keep surprising the viewer throughout holds their interest until the very end.”

 

Thou Wast Mild and Lovely is a sensual thriller inspired by East of Eden and starring love, death, guns, goats and a farm in the wilds of Kentucky. When Akin arrives at the farm, he finds his job.  This is what he expected to find.  When Sarah opens her legs, she finds someone watching.  This is what she expected to find. When Jeremiah opens his mouth, frightening things come out of it.  This has come to be expected.  But what happens by the creek next to the cow. This was not expected.

 

 

- The New Yorker, Delusions and Grandeur

- Bright Ideas, The White Witch’s Rabid Wolverines

 - The New Yorker, Pay Attention to Josephine Decker

- Indiewire, Sexual Depravity Takes On Nightmarish Proportions

- Marina Abramovic