Winner of the Best Feature Film prize at the LUFF, Playdurizm by Gem Deger, the 23-year old director-actor who has things to show and to tell, is a revelation.
Watching Demir’s attempts to reclaim and merge fantasy into reality is stunning. […] Playdurizm sticks the landing.
A truly fascinating trip that ought to be seen to be believed.
Playdurizm screams queer. It is strange, different and disturbing. He displays an unrivaled audacity and talent for creating subjective realities that make the inner worlds of the characters visible. And he does it with a style that will blow you up, shake you up and move you. If you want to be able to say that you saw a true raw talent back in the day, don’t miss Playdurizm
Playdurizm is an erotic journey, which takes us into a damaged psyche in search of a safe space, out of the pain that of the human mind and body. A queer body-horror quite necessary in the horror genre.
The strength of the film is its determination to exist in its own dystopia and ignore conventional storytelling methods. Just when you feel like you’ve got the film figured out, it throws you a curveball.