The Texture of Falling (2018)



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The Texture of Falling is unlike any film that you've ever seen. Set against the lush landscape of the Pacific Northwest, part psychological drama and part sexual thriller, it's a film that transcends genre and defies classification. It follows Louisa (Julie Webb) as a filmmaker reeling from a recent professional dejection, who meets Luke (Patrick Green), a pianist experiencing his own artistic crisis. Despite a long-term relationship with Ati, (Donny Persons), Louisa is intrigued by Luke. As Louisa falls for him, her skepticism of romantic love begins to unravel as she surrenders to her passions. But as Louisa and Luke's romance blooms, a simultaneous story arises as Michael (Benjamin Farmer), a wayward architect estranged from his wife, meets Sylvia, an enigmatic painter. But are these parallels merely a coincidence? Soon Michael and Sylvia embark on a verboten journey of pleasure and pain. But who is Sylvia? As Michael's lust crescendos, he realizes that he has chosen the elusive. In The Texture of Falling, nothing is what it seems. From its opening shot to its startling climax, the film inverts all expectations. Marking the audacious, unforgettable debut of its writer-director-actor, Maria Allred, it is a visual tour-de-force -- a film that challenges our ideas of romantic boundaries and taboo love. It asks what is real and what is artifice. Where do our fantasies end and our passions begin?

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Critic Reviews for The Texture of Falling

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

"The texture of falling" is a phrase that sounds cool but means nothing, and that's a good description of this film as well.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The Texture of Falling is ultimately as beguiling as it is frustrating, with curiosity and a fascination for Allred's visual style compensating for a storyline the proves difficult to navigate.

Jun 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Allred's fractured storytelling seems intended to make the movie a sort of puzzle that comes together at the end (spoiler alert: it so doesn't).

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It's 74 minutes of mediocre actors giving meek, low-energy performances while reciting clumsily written, faux-philosophical dialogue.

Jul 11, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…

The Texture of Falling's ambition can't be understated, but the hyper-stylized execution leans too heavy on the sound and fury.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The two storylines don't seem to have a lot in common or connect in any way, but that changes near the end. Meanwhile, there are a lot of short, slightly disjointed scenes and a soundtrack that would be at home in a psychological thriller or horror film.

Jun 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

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