Adapted from R. W. Gray’s short story of the same name, and recipient of Telefilm Canada’s Microbudget Production Grant, the brand-new feature film Entropic tells the story a beautiful man who, sick of being objectified, devises a horrific plan to free himself from the desires of those who covet him.
R. W. Gray’s isn’t just the author of the original story from which this film is based. He’s also the director. Gray has directed several short films that have appeared in festivals around the world and received acclaim. Zack & Luc, aidos, and Choke Hold all garnered wide festival play and accumulated multiple awards. Entropic is his first feature film as a director.
“I think in all my short work so far I have been exploring the themes around beauty and desire that shape Entropic, my first feature film,” said Gray. “I’ve been fascinated with short stories like Barbara Gowdy’s “We So Seldom Look on Love” and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” where a young woman and a village, respectively, look on the bodies of their beloveds and find things sublime, even though the beloveds are dead or drowned. What does it mean to look directly upon the beloved? Is there a truth to be found or are we doomed like Roland Barthes’ amorous subject, doomed to take the clock apart in an attempt to reveal time?”