RISK, a down-beat, inconclusive story of a dysfunctional relationship, tinkers with the gender conventions of the lovers-on-the-run narrative. First-time director Deirdre Fishel gives us a self-sufficient woman who enters a doomed love affair with a weak, clinging, pitiably manipulative
Maya (Karen Sillas) is an artist's model and diffident party girl bored with her life and acquaintances. On a bus one day, she meets Joe (David Ilku), a loser on the lam and apprentice criminal. They're shortly entwined in a passionate sexual relationship, and soon enough, they grab a station
wagon for a spontaneous joyride, winding up at Joe's sister's place in upstate N...