Definitely the only film screening at this year’s London Film Festival which promises that the whole family can enjoy cutting themselves to it; Drew Tobia’s debut feature See You Next Tuesday features a messed up girl going out of her way to abuse and alienate those around her, yet somehow still managing to make you laugh and steal a cosy spot deep in your heart. In between sips of tea and bites of cake, we chatted to Drew about coming up with dual meaning film titles and the effect a single abusive term can have on a film’s festival selection prospects.
See You Next Tuesday (2013)
Mona is a mentally unbalanced and very pregnant young woman in a hideous orange coat. Without any friends to speak of and alienated from her hoochie mama coworkers at a crummy Brooklyn supermarket, Mona maintains a strangely close relationship with her campy, recovering alcoholic mother May. Mona’s sister Jordan is an unemployable party girl, estranged from May and making life hell for her increasingly fed up girlfriend Sylve. In the final days of her pregnancy, Mona draws her mother, sister, and anybody who happens to get caught in her wake into her hectic life as she drifts further from reality.
On the surface it seems like it’s a movie about family but underneath there’s this undercurrent of things that are really offensive.