Ever since Parker Posey was dubbed the queen of Sundance within the late ’90s, festival-watchers have been desirous to go that title on every year to whichever actress proves most ubiquitous.
This yr, the tiara goes to Kristen Stewart, who I count on would put on it with Chanel and Converse. The 33-year-old actress stars in two of the fest’s most mentioned films: “Love Me,” a postapocalyptic story a few buoy that falls in love with a satellite tv for pc, and “Love Lies Bleeding,” an ultraviolent thriller that casts her as a gymnasium worker engaged in a harmful affair with an formidable bodybuilder (Katy O’Brian).
Aside from the truth that these two love tales characteristic Stewart in her go-for-broke, just-have-fun-with-it period, “Love Me” and “Love Lies Bleeding” couldn’t have much less in widespread, which makes them a delightfully whiplash-inducing demonstration of what Stewart is able to. Here are a number of the issues I’ve watched her do over the previous few days, whether or not onscreen or off:
digressively describe “Love Me” at a post-premiere Q. and A. as “such a cool method into all of our tales. Like, it might be a relationship film but in addition self-love, however not in the way in which that phrase … simply make new phrases for that. When you’re like ‘no’ otherwise you’re like, ‘hey, I recognized a factor and I believe I get pleasure from that,’ however then, like, seconds later it’s a unique factor and also you don’t must really feel dangerous about that or really feel like, ‘Ooh, I didn’t know myself, possibly I’m totally different.’ Like, no. It’s like” — she snapped twice — “yeah. And now I’m, like, making an attempt to be with an individual? Yeah. It’s like that is probably the most sincere relationship film slash individuals film.”