Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in July

Our reviews of 'Sword of Trust,' 'Midsommar,' 'The Farewell,' and more of this month's must-see movies.

Audition

RELEASE DATE: July 3 (New York)
DIRECTOR: Takashi Miike
CAST: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki

Takashi Miike’s harrowing 1999 psychological thriller – back in theaters this summer in an anniversary release and restoration – tells the story of a widower whose somewhat deceptive search for a new lady love turns out very, very, very badly for him. The picture is, in many ways, a tribute to Miike’s precision and control; its reputation is so severe that even if you go in braced, the straightforward drama and enigmatic nature of the first half may well cause you to let down your guard. And then, well… let’s all sing my nightmare fuel together: “Kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri kiri!”