Experiencing Interruptions?


Right after breaking up with his girlfriend a young man finds himself caught by her in a web of shared excitement and shame.

  • Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin
  • Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin
  • Jason Ezra Turner
  • Kenneth Engen
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  • Marie Berg
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    14 minutes 32 seconds
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    March 14, 2023
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Director Biography - Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin

Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1989. Graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2016 with his graduation film Generation Mars that was a Student Academy Award Finalist that year. Since then he has made several short films, exhibiting a clear interest in political issues as well as relationship dynamics. Dramatically, his films often highlight and twists certain aspects of reality as a means to investigate political themes. His most notable works are the short films GENERATION MARS (2016), KILL THE RICH (2018) and PARADIS (2021).

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Director Statement

We live in a time flooded with sexual imagery. But despite that, because these images are so violent and omnipresent, I think that inner eroticism is drowning and disappearing more and more.
"Retards" explores sexual power dynamics and kinks within a crumbling relationship. I have taken inspiration from the incel movement of today and the classical timeless male fear of castration and weakness. Aesthetically though, it has been my goal to create sexual tension without graphic imagery, letting the audience create the fantasy within their minds. In this way I try to combine old school 40s era storytelling with modern everyday sexuality.