One part coming-of-age story, one part psychological thriller, “Clementine” looks to be a film that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats (even if that includes their couches, due to the whole lockdown thing). And that feeling of suspense and unease is perfectly illustrated in the new trailer for the Tribeca film.
As seen in the trailer, “Clementine” follows the story of Karen, a woman that is dealing with the emotional fallout of a bad breakup and finds herself breaking into her ex’s lake house. While there, she crosses paths with a young woman that is probably not all that she appears to be. But something about the younger woman leads Karen down a potentially dark path.
Originally premiering as part of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, “Clementine” went on to make its way through the festival circuit last year, picking up awards along the way. And due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was originally destined for select theaters, but now, it will be shown via “virtual cinema,” an initiative that allows some local arthouse theaters the ability to screen the film online and recoup part of the costs.
“Clementine” stars Otmarra Marrero, Sydney Sweeney, and Will Brittain. The film is written and directed by Lara Jean Gallagher, making her feature debut.
“Clementine” arrives in “virtual cinemas” on May 8.
Here’s the synopsis:
Reeling from a one-sided breakup, anguished Karen (Otmara Marrero) flees Los Angeles for her ex’s idyllic lake house in the Pacific Northwest. There, she becomes entangled with a mysterious, alluring younger woman (Sydney Sweeney), whom she cannot seem to resist. Equal parts psychological thriller and sexual coming-of-age story, CLEMENTINE is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.