Inspiration from cheap TV series and performative role-playing are the two tracks that permeate Keren Cytter's first feature-length film. An episodic work that borrows from the seductive world of fiction, but where everything in the enigmatic plot should be seen in quotes. Four different young women play the same role as 'Daphne' in a story, where two teenage girls smoke cigarettes and talk about sex, two lovers are kidnapped, and a voice on the radio says that the military has been deployed against a violent riot in the Netherlands, where the film takes place - a country Cytter herself has lived in herself. Each chapter seems to unfold in a new genre, which in a pattern of repetition and variation that is recognisable from Cytter's shorter works suggests an obscure system of both social and aesthetic rules. An observation that is emphasised by the recurring motif of a cigarette, that is put out on the pavement.
New Age (2012, 76 min.) Dir.: Keren Cytter.