Norith Soth

Born in Cambodia, raised in Paris, France and later Orange County, California, Norith Soth is always seeking ways to create "unique, cathartic cinema." Soth will tell you, "people go to the movies to die and get reborn, that's why roller coasters are so popular. Every single movie that is remembered provided a cathartic experience."
 
At 19, Soth attempted to create his first "cathartic film" with Beyond the Screen Door, a black and white 16mm adaptation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.  It Premiered at the Newport Beach International Film Festival in 1996 and later was invited to the Athens International Film Festival where the film was hailed a "masterpiece."  Still barely known in the US, the film is finally available on Fandor.
 
Next, Soth tried his hand with an French erotic thriller entitled Casse-Cou about two men abduct a woman but have second thoughts once the bring her back home. This film still has not been seen, since Soth is still completing it 18 years after he shot it. "It's just not ready for the public yet," Soth claims, "if the film was a person, it would legally be allowed to leave home, but since it's a film, I can work on it for another 18 years."
 
But fear not, Soth's recent Face: A Frat Party Massacre, made with the Producer of V/H/S, is a horror film known as Girls Gone Wild meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre is also availble on Fandor. "No matter what anyone thinks of this film, they have to admit, its cathartic, especially if you're not a man."
 
Recently, Soth directed the religious thriller Nicodemus about a Christian boy who tries to convert his high school bully.  "This one is almost complete," Soth says, even though he shot this film back in 2010.  "Nicodemus will see the light of day, even though audiences may not be ready to this movie," the filmmaker claims. "What can I say, I was cursed with the ability of making films only I could have made... it just takes a lot of care and patience convert how I see the world into a purely cathartic experience."
 
[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Face

This very well might be one of the worst films I've ever seen.


Face

Zero stars. Absolutely awful film. A mess of terrible camerawork and non-existent plot.


Beyond the Screen Door

this film is nuts totally crazy but odd & cool_sort of david lynch_all filmed really well_like a dream that won't stop_fun & worth the visit


Face

No stars. What a waste. Jail the people who wrote, filmed, acted in, produced, etc. Horrible.