Sundance 2011: First Clip from Silent House
The first clip from Chris Kentis and Laura Lau's (Open Water) English language remake of La Casa Muda, aka Silent House, the first Latin American film to be shot entirely with a professional photo camera that also happened to be filmed in one single 80-minute sequence shot, is here for your perusal!
The film will be screening at the Sundance Film Festival as part of their Park City at Midnight series!
In tackling the project, Kentis and Lau say they were “fascinated by this question of how we could explore the events leading to these brutal murders and make audiences feel as though the story is happening to them - that it is real.” The filmmakers added that by drawing on the full resources of high-end production, lighting and sound design and telling the story in real time with no cuts, they are looking “to move the audience closer to truly inhabiting the protagonist’s skin.”
Sarah returns with her father and uncle to fix up the family’s longtime summerhouse after it was violated by squatters in the off-season. As they work in the dark, Sarah begins to hear sounds from within the walls of the boarded-up building. Although she barely remembers the place, Sarah senses the past may still haunt the home.
Filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau once again confront the face of fear in this enthralling psychological thriller. Impressively captured with a continuous camera shot, Silent House tracks the growing panic of its enigmatic lead, Elizabeth Olsen, who’s trapped in an unnerving nightmare. Never ones to be limited by a challenging production, Kentis and Lau mastermind a truly unique horror experience with immediate intimacy and unsettling terror.
Check out the first clip below courtesy of MTV.
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