Women Who Kill

Director: Ingrid Jungermann

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min

Rating: PG

Festival year: 2016

Women Who Kill

A gripping, terrifying, awkward, wry, and at times eerily prescient depiction of the vagaries of modern romance, Women Who Kill is a must-see for queers who have ever found themselves caught in the grips of commitment phobia. Desperate to free herself from the confines of codependency with her former girlfriend and podcast co-host Jean (Ann Carr), Morgan (played by writer and director Ingrid Jungermann, who also co-starred in VQFF’s 2015 selection LYLE) plunges into a new relationship with the beautiful, inscrutable, and potentially dangerous Simone (Sheila Vand of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night). Set in New York City’s Park Slope neighbourhood and drawing on Jungermann’s previous work in The Slopes and F to 7th, the film displays its director’s penchant for exposing the absurd in queer relationships. An engrossing, unprecedented fusion that garnered a well-earned premiere at the vaunted Tribeca Film Festival, Women Who Kill delivers equal parts noir, murder mystery, and psychological thriller, while unsettling our assumptions about love and whodunits.

Post-film Q&A with Director:
Ingrid Jungermann

Screening Sponsors: Cineplex, OUTtv