A couple with latent sexual desires become entangled with a violent street
gang in this film dubbed ‘
West Side Story
as directed by John Waters’. Andrea Riseborough gives a knock-out physical
performance, while Harry Melling’s post-
fizzog communicates galaxies of conflicted feeling. Director Amanda Kramer
Give Me Pity!
also plays EIFF) presents a hyperstylised exploration of queer desire and
masculinity, featuring dance, BDSM fantasy, poetry and violence.