Pale Star

Pale Star
  • 2016
  • Iceland / UK
  • 1h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Graeme Maley
  • Cast: Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir, Isabelle Joss, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Iain Robertson, Freyja Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Sólveig (Vilhjálmsdóttir) lives by herself in an isolated house in Iceland; then her solitude is interrupted by Molly (Joss), on the run from her abusive partner. Writer-director Maley tells a focused story and builds a tremendous sense of mystery and foreboding. A grim but compelling debut.

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Pale Star

22 Jun 20164 stars

EIFF 2016: Graeme Maley storms onto the cinematic scene with an intense, Iceland-set thriller

If the visual and emotional rawness of this Icelandic / Scottish co-production calls to mind the best output of the resolutely no-frills Dogme 95 movement, its charged creepiness shares more with the pared-back horror films currently voguish in America…

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