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Hosted by Director Steven Shainberg and Cinematographer Karim Hussain.

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Single mom Renee Morgan (Noomi Rapace) has learned to be strong by necessity. One day, after dropping her son off at school and going about daily chores, she’s suddenly abducted and locked away in a truck that drives off — and continues driving for days. Wherever she’s being taken, it’s very far away. The truck finally arrives at a large, mysterious facility that could be pharmaceutical, could be governmental, could be anything. A mysterious man begins to question her about her medical history. He then starts asking about her fears. Renee realizes just how irrational and frightening a situation she’s in. Others arrive, observing her. Why Renee? What could these people want? The answers to both questions lie far from any scenario she could possibly imagine.

Award-winning, iconoclastic writer/director Steven Shainberg became an international indie film sensation with 2002’s extraordinary kink masterpiece SECRETARY, his second feature following 1998’s powerful Jim Thompson adaptation HIT ME. Four years after, he returned with the poetic and beautiful FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS. Now, ten years later, Stephen Shainberg is back. Brace yourself, because sinister things have been brewing. The gifted filmmaker’s first exploration into horror/science-fiction storytelling, RUPTURE is a dark and discomforting dive into a unique abyss that has the remarkable Rapace matching wits against Peter Stormare, Michael Chiklis, Lesley Manville and Kerry Bishé in a transfigured underworld of nightmares. Scripted by Shainberg and Brian Nelson (HARD CANDY) and featuring stunning, colour-splashed cinematography by Karim Hussain (ANTIVIRAL, WE ARE STILL HERE).

— Mitch Davis