Altered Innocence debuted the official trailer for After Blue (Dirty Paradise), Bertrand Mandico’s award-winning queer sci-fi fantasy starring Elina Löwensohn (Knife+Heart, Let the Corpses Tan, Nadja, Schindler’s List, Simple Men), Vimala Pons (Elle), Agata Buzek (Redemption), and Paula Luna.
The film was an official selection of Locarno, TIFF Midnight Madness, Fantastic Fest, Brooklyn Horror Film Fest, Calgary Underground Film Fest; and went on to win multiple awards including Fantastic Fest — Jury Award, Best Fantastic Feature, Locarno — FIPRESCI Prize, Sitges Film Festival — José Luis Guarner Critic’s Award, Best Film & Special Prize of the Jury, Secció Oficial Fantàstic.
After Blue (Dirty Paradise) opens in theaters on June 3rd in New York, LA and more with wider North American rollout to follow.
In a faraway future, on a wild and untamed female inhabited planet called After Blue, a lonely teenager named Roxy unknowingly releases a mystical, dangerous, and sensual assassin from her prison. Roxy and her mother Zora (Elina Löwensohn) are held accountable, banished from their community, and forced to track the murderer named Kate Bush down. Haunted by the spirits of her murdered friends, Roxy starts a long journey pacing the supernatural territories of this filthy paradise.
The newest vision from Bertrand Mandico (The Wild Boys) plays like a lesbian El Topo (in space!) with stunning 35mm in-camera practical effects, otherworldly set pieces, and a dazzling score by Pierre Desprats.
Watch the official trailer for After Blue (Dirty Paradise).
6/3 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles (L.A., CA)
6/3 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lower Manhattan (New York, NY)
6/3 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema New Mission (San Francisco CA)
6/3 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema South Lamar (Austin, TX)
6/3 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloans Lake (Denver, CO)
6/3 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh (Raleigh, NC)
6/3 — Grand Illusion Cinema (Seattle, WA)
6/3 — Sie FilmCenter (Denver, CO)
6/10 — Gateway Film Center (Columbus, OH)
6/10 — Cinemapolis (Ithaca, NY)
6/17 — Center for Contemporary Arts (Santa Fe, NM)