Indie Trailer Sunday: Antonio Campos' Intense 'Afterschool'
Today's indie trailer is for a film by New York filmmaker Antonio Campos. It's called Afterschool and premiered at Cannes in 2008. You may recognize Michael Stuhlbarg as the headmaster because he stars in the Coen Brothers' A Serious Man. This is about an internet-addicted prep-school student who captures the drug overdose of two girls on video. That doesn't sound that intriguing, but this trailer is pretty intense, and by the end of it I was sold. I really want to see this, I'm amazed it's slipped through the cracks until now. You may think you know what's coming, but it seems like it has some big twists. Check out the trailer below!
Watch the official trailer for Antonio Campos' Afterschool:
You can also watch the trailer for Afterschool in High Definition on Apple
Robert, a student at an elite preparatory school, accidentally captures on camera the horrible death of two girls and is tasked with memorializing their lives in a film meant to speed up the school's healing process.
Afterschool is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Antonio Campos, of only a few shorts films including Buy It Now and The Last 15. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and went on to play at other festivals including New York and Berlin. IFC Films acquired US distribution rights in September. Afterschool has already been playing in limited theaters and on VOD since October 2nd.