A Girl Tests the Limits of Her Humanity in Post-Apocalyptic Coming-of-Age Tale The Edge

Illustration for article titled A Girl Tests the Limits of Her Humanity in Post-Apocalyptic Coming-of-Age Tale The Edge

In the not-so-distant future, a young woman and her father have retreated to the wilderness, the only place where humans can still feel some semblance of freedom. But it’s lawless and dangerous in the woods—and when thieves snatch the girl’s most prized possession, she’ll stop at absolutely nothing to get it back.

Advertisement

Director Simon Saulnier’s stirring short The Edge (or La lisière; there’s not a ton of dialogue, but make sure you have the subtitles turned on) is only going to be available online for a week, starting today, so make sure you check it out ASAP.

io9 News Editor, here since 2016. Previously SF Bay Guardian newspaper (RIP), SFSU (MA, Cinema Studies), member of the SF Bay Area Film Critics Circle, big fan of horror, metal, and verrry small dogs.

DISCUSSION

bardwso
bardwso

The Moorish / Islamic motif of her campsite is very well done. Lots of subtle geometry and calligraphy.

A refugee / human suffering theme holding it all together. Kind of like modern times and last year / this year in France and Europe.