Director: Laura Nasmyth
Running Time: 70′
A group of door-to-door salesmen get a train to a mysterious suburb, and find themselves in what seems to be an infinite time loop, in British director Laura Naysmyth’s brilliantly original debut. Following one of the group as he continuously returns to the same train station to start his day over and over again, 8:30 is a satirical gag about urban dislocation, capitalism, and Google Street View, the weirdness of identikit suburbia, and the blurring of lines between reality and fiction in the digital age. Stylish, atmospheric, Lynchian, and loaded with dry wit, this is one of the film discoveries of the year.