A self-assured first feature, Mayday doesn't need rescuing

Chris Knight

October 1, 2021

The film is beautifully shot by Cinorre’s partner Sam Levy ( Lady Bird ), with a score by Colon Stetson ( Hereditary ) that includes a lovely rendition of the 1960s neo-classical hit Love Is Blue.

Equal parts Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and Sucker Punch , Mayday is a feminist fairy tale, and a remarkably assured first feature from writer/director Karen Cinorre.