Sundance 2011: Video Review of Evan Glodell's Crazy 'Bellflower'

January 22, 2011

Evan Glodell's Bellflower

One of the first feature films we (both Ethan and I) saw at Sundance 2011 was an "apocalyptic love story" titled Bellflower, named after the street it mostly takes place on in LA. It's written, directed by, and stars, Evan Glodell, who was also responsible for building props and vehicles in the film, including a Mad Max inspired flame-spitting car and homemade flamethrower. It's a story about a guy who meets a girl and their subsequent break-up but told through an apocalyptic and visually-stylistic lens, literally meaning they used homemade cameras and old lenses. Watch a video review that Peter from /Film, Ethan & I recorded below.

Here's a better description from the Sundance 2011 guide: Bellflower follows two friends who spend their time building flamethrowers and other weapons in the hope that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang, Mother Medusa, to reign supreme. While waiting for the destruction to commence, one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls in love—hard. Quickly integrating into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, and extreme violence more devastating than any of their apocalyptic fantasies. We'll be sure to let you know if it gets picked up for US distribution.

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  • Anonymous
    I'm gonna have to check it out, it sounds awesome. Hey guys are you gonna do a Sound off for "The Way Back?"
    • Nope, haven't seen it, it's not a wide release film, and we're at Sundance. Sorry, we usually only do Sound Offs for major films - you should know that Xerx! 😉
      • Anonymous
        well too damn bad, Billington! lol, kidding. Well guess I can just say it was an excellent film with an excellent cast and powerhouse performances. I gave it an 8/10.
  • Lucas Dvps
    Props for the Gryffindor tshirt. LOLZ!
  • Moviecre8r
    Bellflower will be released in theaters this summer by Oscilliscope Laboratories.




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