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May Australian Revelations: Observance

Dir: Joseph Sims-Dennett
Year: 2015
Duration: 90mins

Official Selection: Fantasia Film Festival

Date: Monday May 30th
Time: 6.30pm (wine, beer and delicious nibbles included), 7pm feature
Location: Backlot, 21 Simpson St, West Perth
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Warning: Creepiness ahead...

Now this film has got a lean structure and a razor-sharp edge. It's a real credit to Director Joseph Sims-Dennett in his ablity to deliver a corker of a low-budget thriller with all the neccessary bells and whistles withouth any fat.

Close to bankruptcy and wracked with grief over the death of his young son, private investigator Parker returns to work.

The brief is simple: watch a young woman, Subject 1, in her apartment and report back. Parker establishes himself in the derelict apartment on the opposite side of the street armed with the tools of his trade; a long lensed camera, recording devises and laptop. Once set, he begins to watch. 

After witnessing an argument between Subject 1 and a man he examines his photos and notices a strange figure reflected in her bedroom window. The reflection comes from someone within his own, empty, apartment. It only gets more insane and tense from there as his own claustrophobic reality starts to shift and his mind either starts to play tricks or he starts to see the real world - including Subject 1 - in a whole different way.

In any event, you're never really sure what's going to happen next and from what direction. Very slick and with great respect for the language and traditions of cinema, Overservance walks a very tense line between drama, thriller and horror.

"Joseph Sims-Dennett’s observance brings the paranoid housebound sensibilities of polanski’s ‘apartment trilogy’ into the twenty-first century" - Sight & Sound

Session features a Q&A with director Joseph Sims-Dennett.

Date: Monday May 30th
Time: 6.30pm (wine, beer and delicious nibbles included), 7pm feature
Location: Backlot, 21 Simpson St, West Perth
Buy Tickets Here

 

 

 

 

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