MILAN — The Rodarte sisters are headed to Venice.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy will unveil their debut movie “Woodshock” at the city’s annual International Film Festival, running Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. Written and directed by the designers, the film has been included in the “Movie in the Garden” section by the festival’s committee.
According to the event’s official schedule, “Woodshock” will be presented on Sept. 3 to the press and the following day to the public.
Shot in Northern California near Eureka in 2015, the movie is “a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia and grief that exists in a dream world all its own,” as summarized by distributor A24.
The Mulleavy sisters assigned to their longtime friend Kirsten Dunst the starring role. In the movie Dunst plays Theresa, “a haunted young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug,” as stated by A24.
Actors Pilou Asbæk; Lorelei Linklater, director Richard Linklater’s daughter, and Joe Cole also feature in the flick.
Released in May, the movie trailer offers a preview of the moody psychological thriller. Natural elements, shaded images and overlapping backgrounds echo some of the aesthetics that instill the designers’ fashion efforts.