Perfect is a film that’s been on the radar for the past few years, and it finally has a new trailer, poster, and release date. It looks like it’s bound to be, well, perfect for viewers looking for high-concept, psychedelic sci-fi. It’s Steven Soderbergh-produced, directed by Eddie Alcazar, written by Eddie Alcazar and Ted Kupper, and featuring music by Flying Lotus.
Here’s the official synopsis:
A boy in a cold and stark modern house, in a vaguely science fictional world, is seduced by advertisements of perfection to install implantable characteristics directly into his body. The implants heal his dark, twisted visions, but come with a corporeal cost. He persists on applying them, hoping to reach perfection, but ultimately he discovers that purity of mind is not exactly as he’s imagined.
Last year, Brainfeeder dropped its first trailer for Perfect just in time for its premiere at SXSW 2018. The earlier trailer gives off major Black Mirror-esque vibes in terms of showing us technologies that don’t exist but foreseeably could ask us to scrutinize our dependence on these technologies. This new trailer treats these themes with a softer touch — if that’s a fair way to describe this array of surreal visuals condensed into a one-minute video.
Perfect features Garrett Wareing (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Abbie Cornish (Suckerpunch), and also stars Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto, Maurice Compte Martin Sensmeier, Sarah McDaniel, Chris Santos, Leonardo Nam, and Regan ‘Busdriver’ Farquhar.
Perfect will have a limited release will be released in New York on May 17th and in LA on May 24th, with a VOD release (exclusively on blockchain platform Breaker) set for June 21st.