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Therapy

World Premiere
  • France
  • 2016
  • 96 mins
  • DCP
  • French
  • English (subtitles)
Hosted by director/screenwriter Nathan Ambrosiani

« [...] une sincérité et une énergie cinématique d'autant plus remarquables que son créateur est âgé d'a peine 17 ans. » -Jean-Baptiste Herment, MAD MOVIES


THERAPY Trailer Eng_Subtitles from LIGHT HOUSE PRODUCTION on Vimeo.


Authorities find video recordings inside an abandoned house in the middle of the forest. At first glance, they don’t seem to contain anything unusual. They show five tourists taking advantage of the seasonal weather to go camping. Had they all not disappeared without a trace, nobody would have given this home movie a second look. Detectives Jane and Simon, however, believe that it holds the key to the mystery at hand. As they continue watching, they discover that the group’s fresh-air excursion takes a sudden turn for the worst. Disquieting cries can be heard and an entity awaits nightfall to stalk its prey. Seized with panic, the young campers reluctantly end up in an abandoned building where it quickly becomes obvious that they are not alone, and that they’ve stepped into their own graves. To save them from the claws of a living monster, Jane and Simon will have to act quickly, even if it means risking their own lives in the process.

After the well-deserved success of last year’s HOSTILE, the time had come for Nathan Ambrosioni to surpass himself. The bar was set pretty high, especially if he wanted to maintain his status as a young horror prodigy. The challenge has been met with THERAPY, the next chapter in the remarkable career of a director to be watched closely. Ambrosioni revisits his favourite genre and creates a horrifying thriller with rare efficiency. His keen eye for composition enables him once again to fashion unpredictable moments of pure terror, in which he builds up a stunning tension that grows exponentially as the truth explodes. A true cinephile, his appropriation of a familiar premise permits him to constantly foil the viewer’s expectations to ever greater surprise. It’s safe to say that his place among masters is pretty much guaranteed.

— Simon Laperrière

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