Alleluia (w/ Dir. Fabrice Du Welz in person!)

A breathtaking, oozing-in-id descent (ascent?) into the tantalizing, terrifying minds of Martha Beck and Ray Fernandez—the infamous “lonely hearts killers”—Alleluia immerses the viewer directly into the headspace of this murderous duo so completely that it transcends the horror to become the kind of filmgoing experience you experience once or twice every few years, if you’re lucky. The film plays like a twisted sister to Claire Denis’ masterpiece Trouble Every Day and certainly creeps in the same world as Du Welz’ fantastic first feature, Calvaire. And while Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers is a true crime masterpiece, Alleluia is determined to focus on the deep, dark corners of the human psyche, its seductive cinematography pulling us into this wild, horrific and beautifully grotesque world until we realize, too late, there is no exit.

Dir. Fabrice Du Welz, 2014, DCP, 93 min.

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