de Gregg Araki


No one can be David Lynch. Many die while trying and some, a privileged few, manage to evoke him while holding on to their identifying characteristics. That’s the case with Gregg Araki and his Kaboom, halfway between lynch-esque daydreaminess and Araki’s taste for sex. Smith spends his days obsessed with his attractive roommate. And spends his nights with recurring dreams and premonitory nightmares that turn his routine into a cocktail of sexual licentiousness, hallucinations and a suspense-filled plot. An enveloping atmosphere and an impartial narration make Kaboom an audiovisual delight.


Gregg Araki

A familiar festival acquaintance, he was born and raised in southern California. He studied filmmaking in Santa Barbara. He directed and produced his first film, Three Bewildered People in the Night (87) in 16mm and with a limited budget. Selected filmography: The Doom Generation (95), Nowhere (97) and Mysterious Skin (05).

Technical information

Edition: 2010
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: English