Backwards Faces (2023)

Making his feature debut, writer/director Chris Aresco opens his black-and-white film with Sydney (Lennon Sickels) and Ken (Andrew Morra) sitting on opposite sides of a bed. The pair struggle to talk after their disappointing one-night stand, although the eventual conversation just makes matters awkward. In-between attempts at self-deprecating humour, claims of “practically” writing the story for a new film, and a missing necklace, the two rapidly annoy each other.

My review of Backwards Faces is available to read at Nerdly.