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Magic Magic

3

Inside the mind of Juno Temple

Fraught and confusing to begin with, writer/director Sebastián Silva’s trippy arthouse horror doesn’t settle down for a good while – or at least before you realise that it’s fully intended to be a nervous-breakdown movie.

Steeped in off-key intrigue, it follows Juno Temple’s tourist to a Chilean island, where’s she’s tormented by Michael Cera and pals, the local wildlife and, perhaps, something less tangible.

Bringing to mind urbanoia flicks (eg 2008’s Long Weekend) and psychosexual dramas (eg 1971’s Let’s Scare Jessica To Death), it ebbs away at the climax, but there’s 45 minutes where it sings loud and strange.

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