Krisha is a dark (and darkly funny) portrait of a woman’s life spinning out of control.
A slow-motion nightmare tinged with melodrama that places you squarely in the fractured headspace of its lead character.
When Krisha returns home for Thanksgiving, she and the rest of her family hope that she’s finally straightened herself out. But as old tensions simmer and the cracks in her facade begin to show, Krisha struggles to keep it together for herself and for her family.
With disaster looming on the horizon, it’s unclear whether Krisha can make it through the night without succumbing to the personal demons that gnaw ceaselessly at the edges of her consciousness.
Winner of the 2015 SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Award, KRISHA is an extraordinary debut feature film by director Trey Edward Shults.
In the spirit of early John Cassavetes, KRISHA is the work of a confident new filmmaker to watch, and Krisha Fairchild’s extraordinary lead performance is a compelling look into a troubled woman’s mind, and the effects her actions can have on those who love her.