Monday, December 03, 2012

The Twisted Twins with Glen Schaefer of The Province at Whistler Film Fest

"Twin writer-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska pushed some buttons at the Whistler Film Festival with a late-night screening of American Mary, their thriller about a med student who drops out to do black-market body-modification surgeries.
Walk through the Whistler village centre with the self-styled Twisted Twins, and they stand out like a pair of ravens at a Canada Goose convention, as they have a good cackle about the wholesome mountain types who walked out in the movie’s first half.

It’s been such a long time since we’ve had a quiet audience, or people walking out,” Jen says. The two just returned from a cross-country tour of Australia before Whistler, and earlier screened the film at festivals in Europe and the U.S. Whistler was the B.C. debut for the Vancouver-filmed movie.

They’re  not used to having extreme content, not that I would call American Mary having extreme content,” Jen says.

Indeed, if the film draw winces, it’s more through implied violence and gore.

Clearly, the Soskas clash with the Whistler vibe – the pair even got lost a couple of times."

~ Glen Schaefer

Fatally Yours, 

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