I've always had a thing for coming-of-age films that are slightly off kilter and unexpected. Such seems to be the case with THE TRANSFIGURATION, a film in which a young black boy and a white girl connect through their shared love of goth fantasy. Strand Releasing, which also brought us the French coming-of-age drama about black girlhood, is behind this one as well. Read the synopsis:
An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.
Chloe Levine, will be have its North American premiere at SXSW next month. Hopefully we are get a chance to check this out soon.