Dark Touch

Midnight

World Premiere

France, Ireland | 90 MINUTES

DARK TOUCH

Female Director(s), Horror
In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Neve finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, the police ignore Neve’s explanation that the house is the culprit. To help ease her trauma, dutiful neighbors Nat and Lucas take her in with the supervision of a social worker. Neve has trouble finding peace with the wholesome and nurturing couple, and horrific danger continues to manifest. Haunted objects, an eerie score and a moody, oneiric look complement this intense and frightening peek into child abuse and the searing imagination of writer/director Marina de Van.

If you don’t know Marina de Van’s work, you should. She has written with Francois Ozon (8 Women), and her daring first feature, In My Skin, included her main character eating her own flesh. Her second feature, Don’t Look Back, screened at Cannes in 2009. De Van’s films are intense, intellectual and brutally honest. This newest film is a viciously drawn and taut supernatural thriller that adds to her growing body of bold work.

—Genna Terranova

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Marina de Van

MARINA DE VAN studied philosophy before attending La fémis, the French state film school. She made a number of short films before her feature debut, In My Skin, followed by Don’t Look Back in 2009. Dark Touch is her third feature.
Director
Marina de Van
Screenwriter
Marina de Van
Producer
Patrick Sobelman, Jean Luc Ormieres
Editor
Mike Fromentin
Cinematographer
John Conroy
Production Designer
Tamara Conboy
Executive Producer
Andrew Lowe, Martina Niland, Sean Wheelan
Composer
Christophe Chassol
Cast
Marie Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Padraic Delaney, Aidan Gillen, Charlotte Flyvhom

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