CHEATIN’ (2013) MIFF Review


USA 86 Mins

It must have been Idiots and Angels, part of the 2008 MIFF program that introduced me to the animation of Bill Plimpton and I’ve been a fan ever since. His work consists of a rough, hand-drawn style that takes the viewer through insane plots, and CHEATIN’ is no different.

Ella and Jake meet in a mysterious encounter at the dodgem cars in Carnival Lane, and before they know it, they are married. But he is a handsome man, and when he refuses to stray, she manipulates the situation so he thinks Ella is cheating and then she seeks a mysterious revenge, and things have to hit rock bottom before there is a chance of resolution.

CHEATIN’ is screening at 6:45pm on Friday August 1 and at 9pm on Sunday August 10 at ACMI, and at 6:30pm on Saturday August 16 at Kino. Book tickets at MIFF or call 9662 3722

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