Saturday, 7 April 2012
Black Biscuit ★★☆☆☆
Fabrizio Federico's Black Biscuit (2011) is the flagship film of the director's Pink8 Manifesto - a maverick new way of creating cinema based loosely on the principles of the Dogme 95 movement and the works of Harmony Korine but with a stronger focus on improvisation and breaking away from the linear foundations of narrative filmmaking.
Black Biscuit's fractured narrative loosely follows the life of Chet (Federico), a driven but ultimately lost soul who one day finds his true calling is to be a filmmaker. Working as a male prostitute Chet soon finds his dreams slipping away from him as he becomes accustomed to the comfort and money of working - albeit from an unconventional career