“The occasional exposure flares and soundtrack sync pops reminds us this is a movie, but also that we’re watching what’s raw and possible in art and life, that it’s good to be open to wherever images and sounds may take us.” – Los Angeles Times
“The film’s provocations have a playfulness and generosity that are enormously appealing.” – The New York Times
“A narrative that maintains a stolid demeanor even as it takes the oddest turns.” – RogerEbert.com
91% on Rotten Tomatoes
Introverted and unqualified, Eva is unexpectedly tasked with foleying the sound for a commercial featuring a horse. As she slowly acclimates to the new job, her obsession with creating the perfect equine sounds grows into something more tangible. Eva harnesses this new physicality, becoming more confident and empowered, and lures an unassuming botanist into an intriguing game of submission. Shot on lush 16mm, Piaffe is a visceral journey into control, gender, and artifice.
In German with English subtitles.