LFF 2016: ‘Pyromaniac’ ★★★

Playing in the Thrill section of the 2016 London Film Festival, Pyromaniac is a moody, elemental psychodrama set in an isolated Norwegian village sometime in the late 1960s-early 70s. An increasingly paranoid rural community falls prey to the titular firestarter but this stirring Erik Skjoldbjærg-directed feature, full of teenage angst, yearning and fury, is more whydunnit than whodunnit as the guilty party – at least for an audience – is immediately apparent.

Pyromaniac is playing in the DARE strand of LFF 2016 – read the full CineVue review here!