Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Alex Frost (Alex), Eric Deulen (Eric), John Robinson (John), Elias McConnell (Elias), Nathan Tyson (Nathan), Carrie Finklea (Carrie), Kristen Hicks (Michelle, nerdy girl), Matt Malloy (Mr. Luce), Timothy Bottoms (John’s father)
Country: Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Plot – Spoilers:
Winner of the Palme d’Or and based on the Columbine High School massacre, Elephant doesn’t dwell on or care about motives. Instead, we literally follow the principal characters around school in the leadup to the climactic moments. And when it does arrive, it’s devoid of excitement, adrenaline or any rush. At most you could say the killers looked like they had about as much fun as two friends playing a game casually at home, would.
Elephant might feeling boring at times, but that’s how a regular day at school would feel if you recorded every instance of it. This is a normal day, with an extraordinary ending.