‘To The Night’ by Peter Brunner Makes a Canadian Premiere at Pendance 2019

Synopsis: Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out, Three Billboards) and Eleonore Hendricks star in Peter Brunner’s Psychological thriller. Set in New York, the film explores the dark mind of Norman (Jones), an installations artist, as he attempts to piece together his tormented past and the fire in which his parents died.

McKinnon and Hendricks give captivating supporting performances and Christos Haas is the best he’s ever been. The film is carried by Jones who perhaps gives the best acting performance of the year in this film.

‘To the Night’ ties together its dark protagonist with some of the most beautiful cinematography of the year in a film that will remain with you for days and weeks after viewing. Not since Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ has a film taken such risks to get into the head of its complex protagonist.

 

Country: Austria, USA

 

 

 

 

‘In Reality’ by Ann Lupo Makes a Canadian Premiere at Pendance 2019

 

Synopsis: Despite boasting rich friendships and a creative job, young filmmaker Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned and the disappointment of rejection shoots her down a deep rabbit hole of unrequited love. Looking for a way to climb out, Ann picks up a camera and sets her sights inward. She confronts multiple characters within her conscious, from a maniacal game show host to a glamorous cabaret performer, that guide her through her investigation of the relationship and her own neuroses. Blending docu-style interview with comedy, drama and hyperbolic fantasies, Ann creates an elaborate, eccentric world that manages to be as intensely relatable as it is one of a kind.

 

Country: USA