Get ready for “the greatest Bigfoot story ever told.”
Bleecker Street has released the trailer for the upcoming absurdist comedy “sasquatch sunset“, starring Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg like furry (and horny) mythical creatures. Its release in theaters is scheduled for April 12.
By Variety‘s Rebecca Rubin, who was on the ground at Sundance When the film was released, “Sasquatch Sunset” included no dialogue, but featured “lots of growling” and “captured an immersive, ‘true’ depiction of daily Sasquatch life. Apparently that involves sex, masturbation, vomiting, flatulence and many other gory acts that are not suitable for publication.”
The trailer also shows the creatures walking, eating, and interacting with the natural world.
Directed by brothers David and Nathan Zellner, from a screenplay by David Zellner, the official description of the film reads: “In the misty forests of North America, a family of Sasquatches, possibly the last of their enigmatic species, embarks on a epic and absurd adventure. A hilarious and ultimately moving journey over the course of a year. “These furry, noble giants fight to survive as they find themselves on a collision course with the ever-changing world around them.”
The rest of the main cast includes Christophe Zajac-Denek and Nathan Zellner. Producers include Lars Knudsen, Tyler Campellone, the Zellner brothers, George Rush, Eisenberg and David Harari. Ari Aster is executive producer.
Variety Chief film critic Peter Debruge reviewed the film at Sundance., writing that he was “caused” by the film and describing the humor as “thrown in such a strange register.” He wrote: “Sasquatches may not exist, but miraculously this movie does and, like the creatures it depicts, has to be seen to be believed.”
The Zellners’ drama film “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter” premiered at Sundance 10 years ago. They also had a short film, “Sasquatch Birth Journal 2,” screened at the festival in 2011. “Sasquatch Sunset” runs 89 minutes and is officially categorized as a drama and adventure film, as well as a comedy.
Watch the trailer below.