Butter On The Latch (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Butter On The Latch (2014)

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In the dark Californian forest of Mendocino, where a Balkan folk festival is taking place, Sarah and her friend Isolde enjoy learning about the mythical stories, practicing traditional song and dance, and chit-chatting on their torch-lit journeys back to the tiny cottage where they sleep. Sarah encounters a handsome fellow during one of their carefree moments and decides to seduce him. While she makes her advances, she almost forgets about Isolde as she is dragged deeper and deeper into the mythical world being played out in front of her by the other festival guests.

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Critic Reviews for Butter On The Latch

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

"Butter on the Latch" thrives on its casually true snapshots of confusion and connection.

November 13, 2014 | Full Review…

The film's world is beautiful and scary, but also as intimate as a childhood sleepover.

November 13, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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This isn't the easiest kind of work to release into the world, but surely deserves a place in it.

November 11, 2014 | Full Review…
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Elegant and elliptical, Josephine Decker's psychodrama is a blurring of the line between waking and dream states.

November 11, 2014 | Full Review…

The director, Josephine Decker, seems to be filming in a state of permanent sleeplessness; every image and sound has the impulsive energy of a creation wrenched from a void into which she would leap again joyfully.

November 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Decker's sure hand and unique style keep Butter On The Latch swirling onward into weirder, woolier territory.

November 17, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Butter On The Latch

Josephine Decker is a terribly incompetent filmmaker who clearly has no understanding of the basic function of a camera or how it works, as she exhibits in this empty and insufferable waste of time an awful sense of framing and apparently believes that lack of focus is "artsy."

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