2017 / USA / Narrative
Jill (Marianna Palka) begins to crumble under the weight of her suburban house-wife lifestyle; her children are ungrateful, her husband Bill (Jason Ritter) unfaithful and her own sense of self begins to disappear. Yet Jill has one simple cure for her unhappiness: to become a dog. Will Jill’s family continue to keep her on a short leash or will they fix their own bad behavior? BITCH dives headfirst into the surreal, manic, funny, absurd, tragic, painful, and oh-so-beautiful world of family life. Gently overlapping emotional drama, dark comedy and touching on the edges of psychological horror, the film is a pointed look at societal expectations and the ways we act out against them. Palka’s fourth feature continues to prove the truthful, eccentric originality in her voice and the massive range of her acting ability; from loving mom to snarling canine.
Director, Writer, Star
Palka is a Scottish screenwriter, director, and actress, best known for her 2008 debut film GOOD DICK. She hails from an accomplished acting career, more recently appearing on the small screen in such shows as GLOW and GIRLS. Her new feature, EGG, is currently in post-production.
Sat / Oct 28 / 3:45 PM
Talking Horse Productions