Director: Eron Sheean
Stars: Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfuth, Tomas Lemarquis, Rik Mayall
And they say that genre filmmakers have run out of original ideas. Clearly, first-time writer-director Eron Sheean isn't phased by those claims, since his debut, Errors of the Human Body, practically goes out of its way to be unique, and bless his soul for that.
Seeped in the ins and outs of genetics and science, Sheean's film, thankfully, doesn't bog viewers down with the semantics of its headier concerns; instead, Errors of the Human Body uses laboratory dialect and philosophies as the backdrop for a tragic, deeply touching story about a geneticist (Michael Eklund) who's determined to find a cure for the mysterious cell mutation disease that led to his newborn son's death.
Equal parts emotional and disturbing horrific, the movie figuratively walks the fine line between David Cronenberg-esque body horror and heart-wrenching drama, working its way to several conclusive reveals that will stick in your mind long after Errors of the Human Body ends. It's a remarkably impressive feature film introduction for Sheean.