INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND

by Pascal Laugier
INCIDENT IN A GHOSTLAND - LA CASA DELLE BAMBOLE - GHOSTLAND

Informations

Nation: France, Canada

Year: 2018

Length: 91'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Pauline and her two teenage daughters, Beth and Vera, inherit an old villa full of ancient relics and dolls that make the atmosphere gloomy and disquieting. During the night, two intruders enter the house and take the girls hostage. Pauline struggles for the lives of her daughters and manages to get the better of the assailants, but the trauma of that night will forever mark the fate of the girls. While Beth is able to react and leave the past behind, Vera instead does not overcome the shock and closes in her paranoia. Sixteen years later, Beth receives a phone call from her sister asking for help.

Director

Pascal Laugier

Pascal  Laugier

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Pascal Laugier
fotografia/cinematography
Danny Nowak
montaggio/film editing
Dev Singh
scenografia/production design
Gordon Wilding
costumi/costume design
Brenda Shenher
musica/music
Todd Bryanton
suono/sound
Steven Ghouti, Vincent Mauduit
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Crystal Reed (Beth), Anastasia Philips (Vera), Mylène Farmer (Pauline), Emilia Jones (Beth adolescente/young Beth), Taylor Hickson (Vera adolescente/young Vera)
produttori/producers
Jean-Charles Lévy, Clément Miserez, Nicolas Manuel, Matthieu Warter, Ian Dimerman, Scott Kennedy, Sami Tesfazghi, Brendon Sawatzky
produzione/production
5656 Films, Inferno Pictures Inc., Logical Pictures, Mars Films

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contatti/contacts
Koch Media
Paola Menzaghi
[email protected]
www.kochmedia.com

Director statement

“Initially, I wanted to shoot a film through the perspective of the subjective, which is a central theme for a director because the film language allows you to film things, such as visions, ghosts and dreams, in a direct way. The science fiction films have focused a lot on this aspect, but to me it created difficulties. My first intuition was to film the dreamlike world of a character as if it were reality, that much-vaunted ‘reality’ that we never really know how to define.”

Synopsis Learn more

Pauline and her two teenage daughters, Beth and Vera, inherit an old villa full of ancient relics and dolls that make the atmosphere gloomy and disquieting. During the night, two intruders enter the house and take the girls hostage. Pauline struggles for the lives of her daughters and manages to get the better of the assailants, but the trauma of that night will forever mark the fate of the girls. While Beth is able to react and leave the past behind, Vera instead does not overcome the shock and closes in her paranoia. Sixteen years later, Beth receives a phone call from her sister asking for help.

Director All about direction

Pascal Laugier

Pascal  Laugier
Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Pascal Laugier
fotografia/cinematography
Danny Nowak
montaggio/film editing
Dev Singh
scenografia/production design
Gordon Wilding
costumi/costume design
Brenda Shenher
musica/music
Todd Bryanton
suono/sound
Steven Ghouti, Vincent Mauduit
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Crystal Reed (Beth), Anastasia Philips (Vera), Mylène Farmer (Pauline), Emilia Jones (Beth adolescente/young Beth), Taylor Hickson (Vera adolescente/young Vera)
produttori/producers
Jean-Charles Lévy, Clément Miserez, Nicolas Manuel, Matthieu Warter, Ian Dimerman, Scott Kennedy, Sami Tesfazghi, Brendon Sawatzky
produzione/production
5656 Films, Inferno Pictures Inc., Logical Pictures, Mars Films

**
contatti/contacts
Koch Media
Paola Menzaghi
[email protected]
www.kochmedia.com

Director statement Read more

“Initially, I wanted to shoot a film through the perspective of the subjective, which is a central theme for a director because the film language allows you to film things, such as visions, ghosts and dreams, in a direct way. The science fiction films have focused a lot on this aspect, but to me it created difficulties. My first intuition was to film the dreamlike world of a character as if it were reality, that much-vaunted ‘reality’ that we never really know how to define.”