American Mary

Canada , 2012

  • 81 MIN
  • DIR: Jen & Sylvia Soska
  • CAST: Katherine Isabelle, Julia Maxwell, Antonio Cupo

“Already the Soska Twins are the most interesting sibling movie collaborators since the Coen Brothers” – Screen Daily

DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK launched the directorial careers of identical twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, AMERICAN MARY now establishes them as an international horror force. A surreal, blood soaked rape revenge flick with a body modification twist. Imagine Cronenberg, Lynch and Meir ‘I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE’ Zarchi raising a child — that’s AMERICAN MARY.

Canada’s own Twisted Sister’s Jen and Sylvia Soska are at it again! This body horror bonanza is the tale of Mary Mason (Katherine Isabelle), a financially struggling surgical intern, who supports herself through college by servicing members of the underground body-modification community with the bizarre body alterations of their desires. After a brutal, forced encounter with a senior surgeon at her medical college, Mary sets out on a path of revenge that see’s her become as adapt at torture as she is a body alterations.

A perverse tour-de-force, the Soska’s have arrived!

Directors Jen and Sylvia Soska are guests of the festival and the screening will feature an introduction and Q&A. They will also appear as guest judges at the Night of the Women talent quest and show.