Winner "Best Feature" at the South by Southwest Film Festival
"A distinguished and original indie debut that describes scenes from the life of an artist (Kihlstedt, excellent) who makes small boxes filled with meticulously arranged found objects, and also transcribes Russian fairy tales. Organised in three loose sections - titled charity, faith and hope - it's a delicate, meditative, 'mood' piece, which takes its heroine on a painful journey from loss to restoration of 'her pure heart'. Consciously feminist in tone, the film is filled with scenes of highly composed, occasionally magical, always sensitive, and often humorous appeal. Shot with Terence Davies-like attention to detail in brown or blue duotones by Tami Reiker."
Time Out London
"Like Todd Haynes 'Safe,' Suzanne Myers’ promising directorial debut 'Alchemy' chronicles the emotional crisis andinner journey of a young woman as she pieces together her life — and her art."
Original score by Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo. Music by Nick Drake, Veruca Salt, Helium, Spiritualized, The Jayhawks, Low and others.