Sera Barbieri, Anthony Shipway, Nora Tjossem
No Signal Films
A customer support rep (Sera Barbieri, POTATO DREAMS OF AMERICA) monitoring late-night calls at an AI companionship service impersonates an artificial hostess to speak with a client that she’s developed affection for. Director Joanny Causse and screenwriter Stephanie Kwiatkowski have crafted an intimate heartbreaker that provokes in all the right ways, with Barbieri’s textured performance giving it the power of a dozen electrical grids. A story of profound loneliness and the disappointments of human nature. – Mitch Davis
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