Bath House

2014, Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Posted by John Martz, September 07, 2020

I feel like it's a good sign when the director of a film superimposes their credit text over the image of a used band-aid, like Niki Lindroth von Bahr does in the opening scenes of Bath House. It's a portent of the unsavoury but ultimately inconsequential events about to go down at the local pool, and the perfect representation of the director's trademark fusion of dark humour and the mundane.