Coming down on an acid trip, Vanya commits suicide. His friends Pete and Sasha witness his final hours, and after the funeral they plummet into what seems like an endless and useless attempt to find some sort of ambition or direction to guide their lives. Trying to fill the void by way of clubbing, drugs and sex they meet the artist Vasilisk, who uses corrosive acid as the main ingredient in his art. A bottle of this acid haunts the two throughout this stark Russian drama, etching away at their very sense and reason.
Alexander Gorchilin (Russia) ACID is Gorchilin’s debut feature film as a director.