Vancouver hosted its third annual incarnation of the international communal dining experience, Dîner en Blanc, along with its 3,500 guests. Inspired by the original Parisian style “white dinner”, this very European tradition happened on this late summer night.
Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss play a troubled married couple on an isolated weekend retreat in what is essentially a single location set film without any other actors to play off of (Ted Danson appears briefly). What follows is a bizarrely mind-bending yet illuminating metaphysical, dark comedy/drama with strong allusions to the works of Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze (think Being John Malkovich). It speaks to the duo’s captivating performances that propel Justin Lader's heady script to interesting places as things don't appear as they seem.