Hotel Poseidon (2022)

As the opening sequence glides through a strangely staged and dishevelled room, Kreng’s fascinating score adds to the sense of oddness that’s been created. This leads into the unique opening titles, welcoming viewers to the titular hotel and to Stefan Lernous’ directorial debut. Reluctant owner Dave (Tom Vermeir) is introduced in bed, shouting at his neighbour who’s loudly watching porn before the scene transitions into the neighbour inquiring about Dave’s emotional state and giving a motivational pep-talk. It’s a fascinating turn which sets up the feature, and its eagerness to take the unexpected route.

My review for Hotel Poseidon is available to read at Bloody Good Screen.