I had a (online) conversation with Lucky McKee once, and was SHOCKED to realize that this cool & down to earth guy I was chatting with directed one of my all-time favorite movies – MAY – awesomeness!
Making friends can be hard.
A psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
IMDB – MAY (2002) – If you can’t find a friend… make one!
As a child, May was a lonely girl with a lazy eye. Her only friend was a weird and ugly doll kept in a glass case given by her bizarre mother on her birthday. May becomes a lonely, weird young woman, working in an animal hospital and assisting the veterinarian in surgeries and sewing operated animals most of the time. Her lesbian colleague Polly has a sort of attraction for her. When the shy May meets the mechanic Adam Stubbs, she loves his hands and has a crush on him. They date, but the weirdness and bizarre behavior of May pushes Adam away from her. Alone, May has a brief affair with Polly, but she feels rejected again when her colleague meets Ambrosia. When her doll is accidentally broken, the deranged May decides to build a friend for her, using the best parts her acquaintances can offer.
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil