Fantasia 2019: The Incredible Shrinking Wknd

A woman gets stuck in a time loop on a cottage trip with her friends in The Incredible Shrinking Wknd. Alma (Iria del Río) is a 30-year-old woman, who has come up for a weekend at the cottage with her boyfriend Pablo (Adam Quintero) and her friends Claudia (Irene Ruiz), Mark (Jimmy Castro), Sira (Nadia de Santiago), and Mancha (Adrián Expósito). However, the weekend is marked by heartbreak, as Pablo decides to break up with Alma. Later while walking near an old weapons factory, time suddenly stands still. Alma soon finds herself having to relive the weekend and break-up over and over again, with each loop being an hour shorter than the last.

In The Incredible Shrinking Wknd, writer/director Jon Mikel Caballero provides a twist on the family “Groundhog Day Time Loop” premise in what is essentially a romantic comedy. The Incredible Shrinking Wknd uses its sci-fi premise to tell a story about Alma coming to terms with the fact that she is now in her 30s. With only a finite number of loops, Alma has to figure out what actions will stop her from having to relive this weekend. Overall, The Incredible Shrinking Wknd isn’t a spectacular film, but it is an interesting twist on the time loop premise.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).