Madeline (Helena Howard) finds solace from her troubled home life with her single mother (Miranda July) at experimental theatre group headed by the svengali-like Evangeline (Molly Parker). But when she is pushed to mine her trauma for the troupe’s latest piece, she is sent on a dark journey of self-discovery that tests the space between fantasy and reality.
Josephine Decker, one of America’s best new filmmakers, asks challenging questions about the human cost of creating art, with vivid visuals and fantastical narrative structure. Disturbing and seductive, 'Madeline’s Madeline' is ambitious and relevant filmmaking.
★★★★ "Genius" - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★ "A mesmerising work that is at once intoxicating and head-scratching" - Ian Freer, Empire
★★★★ "An immersive and exotic experience. Howard is a revelation" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian