Unsatisfied with their life in New York, Genevieve and her boyfriend move to the country where Sebastian, a journalist, can work on his latest project. Bored and neglected, Genevieve spends increasing amounts of time with Robin, a local woman with whom she forges a friendship. Sebastian gets along with Robin quite well too, however— fueling a rivalry between the two women through a landscape of suspicion, envy, and insecurity.
Cocooned in a lush atmosphere of indeterminacy, Green weaves a portrait of the female psyche both subtle and haunting. Sophia Takal's feature film debut premiered at AFI Fest, Raindance, Maryland, SXSW, where it won the Emerging Woman Award; Philadelphia, where it won an Audience Award - Special Mention; and Denver, where it won the Emerging Filmmaker Award.
"As a quiet, tense and near-experimental sexual thriller, Green is effectively haunting… announc[ing] the arrival of a young storyteller with a distinctive vision… Each scene has an almost ghostly feel, particularly once Genevieve begins to project her insecurities onto Robin and Sebastien, imagining that they have started having an affair. The source of suspense lies entirely within one character's fragile mind"
"Green, the remarkable and quietly self-assured debut film from director/actress Sophia Takal, refers in its title to much more than the foliage that appears in its rural setting. Most pertinently, the main subject of this film is the proverbial green-eyed monster of jealousy that haunts the mind of Genevieve… the situation is tantalizingly left unresolved; but rather than feeling incomplete, it allows the ethereal and subtly disturbing mood to linger long after the end credits"
"Tilting ever so slightly throughout on conversations shaded by the differing levels of education and entitlement, pronounced even further by the gender divide, Green sinks in deeper and deeper with each passing scene, the anxiety of its characters taking up whatever time and space Takal leaves empty in ever-widening expanse of the film"
"Widely deploying the color of envy in its rustic milieu, it's a marvelously cinematic enterprise for what is essentially a micro-budget chamber drama, eschewing many of the artless clichés that hamper so many productions of its kind"