We first heard about Jamie Thraves’ The Cry of the Owl during last November’s AFM, but then things were rather silent. Now comes word that Paramount Home Entertainment will be releasing the film onto DVD this June 8th.
The below artwork is from DVD Active, who also says no extras of any kind will be included on the disc. Hopefully the story will be strong enough to stand on its own.
Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and written and directed by Jamie Thraves, Cry of the Owl is a psychological thriller about a troubled young man, Robert (Paddy Considine), a depressed but fundamentally decent man, who leaves the big city to escape a tumultuous marriage and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He finds respite from his problems by secretly watching the normal domestic life of a woman he doesn’t know (Julia Stiles) through her kitchen window, a seemingly harmless palliative to his lonely life and failed marriage. Robert becomes infatuated with Jenny. However, when Jenny catches Robert in the act, she doesn’t call the police. Instead she feels a strange empathy for Robert and invites him into her home. Robert is drawn into a relationship with Jenny, which has dire consequences when her boyfriend, Greg, finds out. Immediately suspicious of Robert, Greg makes it his mission to destroy him. But when a fight leaves Greg unconscious and missing, Robert discovers he is the number one suspect in a murder case that is slowly beginning to look like the ultimate set-up.
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