This is the moment to discover or rediscover the delightfully surreal first feature from the American directing team Scheinert & Kwan, whose follow-up Everything Everywhere All at Once has just racked up 11 Oscar nominations.
It is set on a deserted island where shipwrecked Hank has already finished with his life when he is distracted by a strange flotsam and jetsam: the bloated corpse of Manny turns out to be an (in)dead jack-of-all-trades that is great for boating, hunting, starting fires and even communicating. The beginning of a wonderful friendship.
Laundromat owner Evelyn Wang is lost in the chaos of her everyday life. The trip to the tax office is unavoidable, but while she and her family are visiting the tax inspector, space and time suddenly dissolve: She herself and all the people around her suddenly lead other lives in parallel worlds. Evelyn discovers that she can use the abilities of her alter egos. This is also bitterly necessary. The washerwoman, of all people, is supposed to save the world from the evil that is brewing at the edge of the multiverse.