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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:06 pm  Reply with quote



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An international trailer for Lorenzo Bianchini's Across the River (Oltre il guado) has been added to YouTube. The movie is scheduled to have its international (i.e., outside-of-Italy) première at this year's Fantasia International Film Festival in Montréal on July 26th, and to subsequently be screened there on July 30th.

The screenplay for Across the River was written by Michela Bianchini and Lorenzo Bianchini. The movie apparently stars Marco Marchese, Renzo Gariup, and Lidia Zabrieszach.

Here's a description of Across the River from Fantasia: "A wildlife biologist has set up a variety of trophy cameras along a path in the remote Italian mountains. Living alone in a cabin, he collects data daily, reviewing footage, studying animal behaviour and their tracks, on the hunt for ever-elusive wild beasts. Occasionally, strange items appear, such as a beautiful piece of cloth flowing down the river, from what appears to have been a dress. One day, he takes his camper further down the road and ventures past the river, which traps him unknowingly on its opposite shore. Wandering deeper and deeper within the forest, an abandoned village catches his attention, and what he discovers within its walls, lurking at night, unseen, is far more unnerving than he could have imagined. The darkness engulfs him. Meanwhile, an old man watches over it all, guardian of a terrible secret. ¶ The most downright efficient, atmospheric horror film in this year's selection and a chilling discovery from Italy, ACROSS THE RIVER prioritizes a slow-building, intense crescendo approach to its atmosphere of disorientation and dread, forsaking cheap scares for the sake of terrific sound design, carefully placed shadows and rustling leaves. Thrusting you deeper and deeper into the clutches of his dark, otherworldly woods, director Lorenzo Bianchini offers an almost dialogue-less hybrid of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (without it being subjective found footage) and INTO THE WILD, pulling you into the supernatural wilderness one discovery at a time, insidiously even, until you are, like his protagonist, completely trapped and at the mercy of what lies within. The unique infrared wildlife footage peppered throughout takes on a vividly evocative quality, as uncanny images of the wilderness are produced, forcing you to wonder as to what is really there. A classical horror tale spun from the interstices of man and his digital technologies as confronted with the (super)natural world of yore, ACROSS THE RIVER is a brilliant opposition of new and old narratives, building towards a downright terrifying finale that will recall, in intensity and affect, both [REC] and Bobcat Goldthwait's Bigfoot found-footage film WILLOW CREEK, also playing this year. Wander, wonder and dare cross the river, you will be glad you did."

BTW, if you haven't already done so, be sure to watch the theatrical trailer for Sabu's Miss Zombie.

YouTube: Across the River international trailer

Fantasia: Across the River

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YouTube: Miss Zombie theatrical trailer


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:25 pm  Reply with quote



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Badass Digest:
Across the River review
http://badassdigest.com/2013/07/25/fantasia-fest-review-across-the-river-quietly-terrifies/
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Across the River is not a film I have much love for. I wouldn't even say that I liked it. But I still highly recommend it, particularly to horror fans, and even more particularly to horror fans who are lucky enough to have it playing nearby in a really loud theater. This is truly one of the creepiest films I have ever seen.

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Across the River is not a violent film. There's very little sensationalism to it. Its almost near lack of incident makes it a difficult film to sit through, but you should if you get the chance. Lorenzo Bianchini is clearly a horror director of great worth. Fans of getting scared shitless will find a lot to love, though the journey is often quite arduous.


BTW, if you haven't already done so, be sure to watch the trailers for Shion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui).

YouTube: Across the River international trailer

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YouTube: Why Don't You Play in Hell? theatrical trailer

YouTube: Why Don't You Play in Hell? English-subtitled teaser trailer #2

YouTube: Why Don't You Play in Hell? teaser trailer #1
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:31 am  Reply with quote



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Above is a new poster for Across the River.

BTW, if you haven't already done so, be sure to watch the trailers for Mari Asato's Bilocation (Bairokêshon).

YouTube: Across the River international trailer

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YouTube: Bilocation theatrical trailer

YouTube: Bilocation teaser trailer


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