There’s more than a touch of David Cronenberg in Mosquito State. Co-written by director Filip Jan Rymsza and Mario Zermeno, the film is a Wall Street body horror with plenty of atmosphere and strong visuals. Beau Knapp, Charlotte Vega and Olivier Martinez star in the film which was on the official selection of the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and was rightly awarded the Bisato d’Oro for Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects at the Sitges Film Festival 2020.
Slow moving and deliberate, Mosquito State is a film with glorious visuals. The set design is impeccable and the mosquito visual effects have a hypnotic effect on the viewer. It’s glorious to look at, creating a sense of order which ties into the personality of Knapp’s protagonist. It might be too cool for some viewers, but Mosquito State’s atmosphere works in pulling the audience into its off-beat narrative. Read the full Movies In Focus review.
Mosquito State is now streaming on Shudder – and you can get a taste of the film’s tone from this clip….