Thursday, 05 July 2018 09:01

“HEREDITARY”: ON THE EVE OF #GIFFONI2018 A THRILLING SPECIAL EVENT

THE FILM, MUCH ANTICIPATED BY HORROR FILM FANS, WILL BE PRESENTED IN ITALIAN PREMIERE IN GIFFONI ON 19 JULY

Produced by Palm Star Media and distributed by Lucky Red, it will be in theaters on July 25

The eve of the 48th edition of the Giffoni Film Festival will be thrilling! Thursday, July 19, among the special events that will start the long and exciting calendar of appointments ready to involve jurors, families and giffoners there is also "Hereditary". The film of the debuting Ari Aster - here in a double role as director and screenwriter - is produced by Palm Star Media and distributed by Lucky Red, and debuted last January at the Sundance Film Festival, enjoying great success.

The stellar cast of Hereditary includes Toni Collette ("Little Miss Sunshine" and "United States of Tara"), Gabriel Byrne ("In Treatment", "The Usual Suspects"), Alex Wolff ("Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"), Milly Shapiro ("Matilda The Musical") and Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd ("The Handmaid's Tale").

"Hereditary" is based on a series of critically acclaimed short films about family traumas and tells the terrifying struggle of an American family against the evil forces trying to colonize its bloodline. Freely inspired by the tragic events experienced by the Asters, with a series of misfortunes that resemble a curse, the film transforms domestic and family dramas into an opera horror film that brings to mind the classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s. When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, dies, cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about her ancestors start to unravel. The more they discover, the more the family finds itself trying to overcome the sinister destiny that it seems to have inherited.

In his film debut, screenwriter and director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a family collapse that shows the art and precision of a rising author, turning a tragedy into something ominous and deeply disturbing, and pushing the film into a chilling ground with its shocking portrait of inheritance gone to hell. Working with cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski, his classmate at the American Film Institute Conservatory, and with a team of artisans who helped him design his work before production, Aster shows his talent from the very first seconds of the film, giving the viewer a sinister vision of a family living under a terrible curse.

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