Indie darling Ana Lily Amirpour has been hailed as the successor to Tarantino with her bold uncompromising vision, and the filmmaker recently swept the 2016 Venice Film Festival where she won the Special Jury Prize for her twisted sci-fi horror love story The Bad Batch.
Set in a post-apocalyptic industrial wasteland, the film follows the strange and twisted love story of outsider Samantha (Suki Waterhouse), who is kidnapped by a group of cannibals led by Joe (Jason Momoa). But while they intend for her to be their next meal, Joe begins to fall in love with his new captive and breaks the first rule of this strange new world: ‘never fall for your food.’
Two clips have recently been released, with the first showcasing the cannibal bodybuilding community that is lead by the bestial Joe aka ‘Miami Man’ (Momoa). Covered in intimidating tattoos and wearing a slick pair of sunglasses, there’s certainly an edge to Momoa here, and the odd community that he lords over.
The second focuses on Suki Waterhouse’s Samantha, and highlights Amirpour’s ability to build tension on screen with a thrilling chase scene.
The Bad Batch has recently been acquired by Netflix, and will certainly be on our must-watch list when it’s released next year.