Described in the festival guide as:
“A twisty thriller with an unabashedly nasty streak and an almost theatrical taste for excess.” – LA TimesAfter a 15-year hiatus, Jennifer Lynch (daughter of the notorious David Lynch) follows up her controversial filmmaking debut, Boxing Helena, with another violence-laden bombshell.
Surveillance stars Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond as FBI agents who ride into a small desert town on the scent of some killers involved in a mass shooting on the highway. Surviving witnesses are hauled into the police station to recount what they saw, but the individual pieces of the puzzle fail to fit together.
Rashomon-esque in its presentation, Surveillance is seasoned with plenty of midnight movie flavour and dissonant genre notes, giving credence to the old adage: ‘like father, like daughter’.
This film had a all the right ingredients, goofy cops with too much personality, interesting flashback scenes and a series of twists that are amazing! Although there is a lot of violence, I feel that I'm more immune to people being shot dead than the type of bizarre sexual violence that I saw in Cargo 200! Bill Pullman was fantastic in his role as FBI agent. I don't think that I've ever seen him act in such an interesting way and also with such conviction. A real credit to Jennifer Lynch. Surveillance is another film that will go into my library of great films alongside Blue Velvet!