We’re proud to report that as of today Vyer Films, a young independent distribution company out of New York City, will be teaming up with Movie Mezzanine.
The budding company’s motto is simple: “Vyer Films believes great films matter.” We have a reviewed a good bulk of their catalogue here on the site, including The Invader, Exit Elena and Extraordinary Stories. All of the aforementioned films received a coveted “A” letter grade from our writers.
While not all of their films are “great” (we’ve given negative reviews to a handful of their pictures), Vyer Films makes a considerable effort to separate itself from the rest of the competing film companies, seeking out unique pieces of art that they feel deserve to be seen by audiences. Our mutual appreciation for subversive, avant-garde and challenging cinema is where our paths cross.
As a result, every month we will offer readers of this site a deal on a Vyer Films subscription. Typically the company charges $10 a month for full access into their library of movies. By being a reader of this publication, you receive a generous 30% off.
Their latest film, A Fallible Girl, is out now. Here’s the log line:
“A Fallible Girl, directed by Conrad Clark, follows Lifei, a Chinese woman in Dubai, struggling to gain financial independence through a small mushroom farm in the middle of the desert. When the inevitable difficulties arise, Lifei comes to learn the hard way that business means business. The film, which was shot on location in the United Arab Emirates, premiered at the 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it was hailed as “visually impressive” and “purifying,” and is an official selection at the upcoming Bradford International Film Festival. Writing in De Film Krant, Cristina Álvarez López praised the film’s “splendid cinematography” and unique perspective, as “we are not yet used to the image of capitalism this film offers, since it does not correspond with any of the extreme ways that cinema usually depicts it,” and Neil Young of The Hollywood Reporter called it one of the best undistributed films of 2013.”
Moving forward we will continue to write about Vyer Films as we have in the past. Naturally we see where a potential conflict of interest could come into play. That said, we make it a priority here at Movie Mezzanine to write about all pieces of film — Vyer Films or otherwise — honestly and thoughtfully, without pretense.
At any rate, we feel this is the start of a beautiful friendship.
Please visit here if you’re interested in signing up for the discounted Vyer Films subscription.