“Medusa Deluxe” is a British murder mystery film directed by Thomas Hardiman, starring Clare Perkins, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Kae Alexander, Harriet Webb, Darrell D’Silva, Luke Pasqualino and Heider Ali.
Set in a competitive hairdressing competition, where one of the contestants is found murdered and the remaining contestants must then try to uncover the killer, as rivalries and mistrust build among them.
This whodunit thriller set in a hairdressing competition, was initially released a the Locarno Festival in the summer of 2022, and has since been released in the U.K. Soon you will be able to enjoy this gripping, and by all accounts stylish murder mystery in a theater near you.
“It all adds up to something not so unlike one of the competing hair-dos: ornate, effortful and niche, but oddly hard to take your eyes off.” – Danny Leigh, Financial Times
“An arresting and visually stunning achievement, Medusa Deluxe breaks the framework on storytelling and sheds the skin of a subculture in the process.” – Marisa Mirabal, indieWire
When to watch “Medusa Deluxe”
July 28th / August 11th (depending on your region)
Where to watch “Medusa Deluxe”
Actor, director, writer and producer Thomas Hardiman has a number of directorial projects in his filmography, which include: Stories Without Endings, Hanging a Picture, Duck in the Dojo, Time on My Hands, Radical Hardcore, Medusa Deluxe (2023), Pitch Black Panacea (2020).
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Medusa Deluxe (2022)
Movie title: Medusa Deluxe
Movie description: Talented and cutthroat hairstylists at a competition find one of their own murdered before judging can begin. Winding through neon-lit halls, competitors unspool long-simmering resentments and lies as they search for the killer among them.
Date published: July 25, 2023
Duration: 101 min
Director(s): Thomas Hardiman
Writer(s): Thomas Hardiman
Cinematography: Robbie Ryan
Actor(s): Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Clare Perkins, Darrell D'Silva, Debris Stevenson, Harriet Webb, Heider Ali, Kae Alexander, Kayla Meikle, Lilit Lesser, Luke Pasqualino, Nicholas Karimi
Companies: BBC Film, BFI, EMU Films, Time Based Arts