The good folks at IFC Midnight are putting out a new film that is supposed to invoke feelings of Roman Polanski. Since the protagonist is looking for a tenant I’m inclined to think of the apartment trilogy. I’m not the biggest fan of this trilogy as far as content, but if we’re talking about the shooting style, the cinematography and overall feel of the produciton than this can’t be passed up. IFC Midnight has clearly been pursuing some dark titles that are as intriguing as they are frightening (or in some cases gross). Keep your eyes open for Penumbra starting April 20 which is less than a week away.
In Theaters and Available Nationwide on IFC Midnight Cable VOD and Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on APRIL 20, 2012
Written and Directed by Adrian & Ramiro García Bogliano
Starring Cristina Brondo, Camila Bordonaba, Sebastián Berta Muñiz, Mirella Pascual, Diego Cremonesi, Victoria Witemburg, Omar Gioiosa, and María Nela Sinisterra
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Synopsis: Combining stylistic elements of classic Polanski with a contemporary vision that rivals anyone working in horror today, the Bogliano brothers’ PENUMBRA is a superbly realized South American horror slow-burner. Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful businesswoman on assignment in Buenos Aires — a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse she must also find a new tenant for her family’s decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There’s one catch — the paperwork must be signed immediately. As greedy Marga waits to complete the transaction several of Jorge’s associates suspiciously appear at the apartment ready to strip the wallpaper. And what’s behind the décor signals a startling fate worse than death — or should that be life!