The Blazing World (2021)

Director: Carlson Young Run Time: 101 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Carlson Young, Dermot Mulroney, John Karna, Soko, Udo Kier, Vinessa Shaw

Country: United States
Language: English


This film screened on January 31, 2021, as part of the Sundance Film Festival 2021 satellite screenings in Columbus, Ohio. Watch the Q&A replay with the filmmakers and Heidi Zwicker, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, here.


About the film:

Sundance 2021. Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive. Through an epic journey down the darkest corridors of her imagination, she tries to exorcise the demons pushing her closer and closer to the edge.

“it’s hard to ever be bored by a film that plays like a whimsical horror-fairy tale on acid”

Meagan Navarro for Bloody Disgusting

About the filmmaker:

An actor turned screenwriter and director, Carlson Young thrived on screen in projects like Scream: The Series and Emily in Paris before turning her talents to storytelling. A longtime fan of fantasy and horror, Young directed, co-wrote and starred in her debut feature film, The Blazing World, developed from her own short film and loosely inspired by scientist and playwright Margaret Cavendish’s daring 1666 novel. Read more from the filmmaker here.

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