The Gutter’s own Carol Borden watches and writes a review of Stefano Ludovichi’s The Guest Room (Italy, 2021). “The Guest Room mixes genres to tell the story of familial sins and intimate betrayals. The film is focused on that story, not on its genre or any kind of mechanics explaining how certain things happen. If you are the kind of viewer who needs to know whether you are watching a psychological thriller, a horror movie or a science fiction film in order to set your expectations, The Guest Room, might be frustrating or even disappointing. But I am the kind of person who very much genre-bending and genre-blending. So for me, The Guest Room is a nice, tight little film that relies heavily on the actors’ performances, the atmosphere and even the design.”
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