EROTICIDE snags a pair of awards to cap off 2014!

Posted: January 1, 2015 in All Things EROTICIDE
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As if premiering in 21 different countries for a grand total of 24 film festival screenings in 2014 wasn’t enough, EROTICIDE was extremely fortunate to snag a pair of year-end awards for 2014!

Brian Skutle over at Sonic Cinema listed EROTICIDE as one of the “movies that made an impact on me in 2014” and had this to say about his decision:

“Eroticide” (Directed by Matthew Saliba) – Yan and Elise are out on a romantic dinner, celebrating nine months together, when in walks Kendra. Kendra is Yan’s ex, who Yan broke up with after five years because, he realized, that he deserved more than her humiliating form of “love.” He grew a positive sense of self, and moved on to something better. When Kendra comes back into his life, though, there is a shocking reversal that sends his relationship with Elise spiraling. Watching Saliba’s emotionally absorbing short film again, the thing that really continues to stand out is the way we aren’t quite sure whether or not to feel sorry for Yan after his emotionally abusive ex comes back into his life, or pity him for how little he seems to have really changed, despite having a wonderful woman in his life in Elise, when we see the effect Kendra has on him. At some point, we have to just accept the choices we’ve made in life, and Yan makes some truly awful ones here. The result is a powerful look at a damaged soul, and how one event can have tragic consequences. It will stay with you.”

He was also very generous to list Stephanie van Rijn‘s performance as Elise as one of his “favorite performances of 2014.” Van Rijn is in grand company as the following list illustrates:

1. Michael Keaton, “Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
2. Jake Ghyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
3. Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
4. Scarlett Johansson, “Under the Skin” & “Lucy”
5. Russell Crowe, “Noah”
6. Chloe Grace Moretz, “If I Stay”
7. Matthew McConaughey, “Interstellar”
8. Jay Baruchel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
9. Stephanie van Rijn, “Eroticide”
10. Jessica Chastain, “Interstellar”
11. Chris Pratt, “The LEGO Movie” & “Guardians of the Galaxy”
12. Suley Rivera, “Showing Sydney”
13. Edward Norton, “Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
14. Eva Green, “300: Rise of the Empire” & “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”
15. Kevin Costner, “Draft Day”

The entire article can be viewed here.

Thank you very much, Brian!

For those who are still not in the know, EROTICIDE is available to view for free online right below:


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