Whistler Film Festival 2016: Menorca


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      A seriously provocative curiosity from the guy who made The Sheepdogs Have at It, Menorca sends the very watchable Tammy Gillis to the Spanish island of the title—after she ditches her seven-year-old son and husband (identified as “Fuckhead” on her iPhone), steals a minivan, gets laid by a real dick of a hitchhiker, and ends up working in the strangest peeler bar this side of a Nicolas Winding Refn movie.

      This baddest of moms, it turns out, is freighted with a whole bunch of existential hooey that doesn’t remotely justify the behaviour, but between the confidently slick weirdness and Gillis’s on-screen chops, Menorca somehow gets under your skin.

      Village 8 Cinemas Theatre 8, December 3 (5:30 p.m.) and December 4 (3:30 p.m.)