VIFF 2014: Something Must Break is brave and sexually frank

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      Something Must Break (Sweden)  

      A brave and sexually frank search for identity, this moody, highly impressionistic study offers a memorable performance from the perfectly cast Saga Becker, who plays an unusually pretty fellow who identifies as female, and therefore not gay, further confusing the working-class lout Sebastian falls in love with. Unfortunately, a restlessly moving shaky cam, much silent pouting and staring, and haphazard storytelling (key characters are dropped with no explanation) swamp any vestiges of convincing psychology, and the film collapses under the weight of its stylistic self-importance.  

      Cinematheque, September 27 (12:15 p.m.); International Village (2 p.m.); Rio Theatre, October 9 (7 p.m.)