Welcome to our 2015 Festival Staff Picks column! We’ll be posting some first looks at Festival Films to look out for on the 2015 Film Schedule. Check back to the AFF blog for new Staff Picks each week!
This eerie, Dutch drama about a couple on holiday starts off pleasant enough but slowly begins to take a turn for the worse as the pair learns about an old tradition the island they are on maintains. Right from the start this film lets you know that everything is not alright and it keeps its promise as it lets you sit with the characters in a state of cabin fever, or, as our lead states, “like chickens bred to sit on top of each other of their own free will”. Nothing is what it seems in this slow-burn thriller as the plot leads you through its own share of twists and turns as it explores the darkness that is inside all of us. Anything can happen in the middle of nowhere away from civilization where “there’s no one to bother”.
-Eric Larner, Young Filmmakers Program Director
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