3.5

Chevalier

Drama Comedy


 

Six acquaintances on a luxury yacht sailing the Aegean conduct a tournament to compare each with the others to see who of them is the Best in General.

Put six men together with enough time for boredom to set in and perhaps it's inevitable that some machismo will emerge. The director's eye is remarkable, from wide scenic shots to the close observation of egos under pressure to win. Everything becomes a competition as they compare ringtones and erections. A surface-level civility is maintained while the tension mounts as cracks in relationships become inevitable. Competitive bouys.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2016
Vendetta Films 104 mins