“I've never robotripped, ingested geltabs of acid or licked stimulant toad excretions, but if I did, I'd imagine the experience to resemble watching Mitzi Peirone's Braid.” - /Film
“This is the chilling inauguration of a filmmaker with enough promise and poise to continue turn heads for years to come” – The Young Folks
Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival
After a random drug bust goes horribly wrong, lifelong best friends Petula and Tilda are on the lamb and look for a place to evade the police and their pissed-off dealer. Their hideout location is obvious: a mansion occupied by childhood friend Daphne, an agoraphobic heiress who teeters on the edge of sanity. At first, the pair think they’ll just need to entertain Daphne’s seemingly playful world of make-believe; however, they soon come to realise that their old friend’s mental state is wildly disturbed (to put it lightly). What starts out as innocent role-playing and dress-up quickly devolves into torture, madness, and bloodshed. Genre fans on the lookout for bold new filmmaking voices need look no further than first-time writer-director Mitzi Peirone. A candy color, hallucinogen-fueled lunacy binge, Braide makes one hell of a first impression, applying a dizzying sense of dream logic and an uncompromisingly feminist edge to a Gothic, almost fairy tale-like psychological horror.