Beeswax (image 1)

Bujalski's best film to date... feels both spontaneous and carefully guided.

Robert Davis, Paste Magazine

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Beeswax 2009

Directed by Andrew Bujalski

A sardonic drama about the entanglements of 20-something twins Lauren and Jeannie as they (don’t quite) confront romantic relationships and career-path crises. “Smart, sweet and deeply involving.” — Screendaily

USA In English
100 minutes

Director, Screenplay, Editor

Producers

Dia Sokol
,
Ethan Vogt

Photography

Matthias Grunsky

With

Tilly Hatcher (Jeannie)
,
Maggie Hatcher (Lauren)
,
Alex Karpovsky (Merrill)
,
Katy O’Connor (Corinne)
,
David Zellner (Scott)
,
Kyle Henry (Michael)
,
Anne Dodge (Amanda)
,
Nathan Zellner (Lee)
,
Janet Pierson (Sally)

Festivals

Berlin, SXSW, Vancouver, London 2009

Elsewhere

Andrew Bujalski’s (Mutual Appreciation, NZIFF06) third feature is a sardonic, minor-key comedy observing 20-something twins Lauren and Jeannie as they (don’t quite) confront romantic relationships and career-path crises. Jeannie co-owns a vintage clothing boutique and is involved in a passive-aggressive tug-of-war with her business partner, while the sporty Lauren is in two minds whether to move on overseas. Bujalski’s shrewd eye for their wily evasions should have you rolling yours, but there’s an undertow of sympathy that makes his satire sharply affecting too. — BG

“When caught up in the spell of Beeswax… it’s difficult to remember that his characters are just that: characters. Dialogue seems pitch-perfect; costumes fit to a tee; settings have personalities all their own; and compositions communicate both the casualness and the gravity of characters’ singular, familiar lives with documentary-like credibility.” — Livia Bloom, Cinema Scope

“Bujalski's moviemaking continues to engage and is a cut above the rest.” — Tim Wong, The Lumiere Reader