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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2018 - 20.28 july

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2018

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a family tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.

Original Title HEREDITARY
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 126'
Production Year 2018
Nationality USA
Directed by Ari Aster
Screenplay Ari Aster
Director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski
Editor Jennifer Lame, Lucian Johnston
Production Design Grace Yun
Costume Design Olga Mill
Music Colin Stetson
Main cast Toni Collette
Gabriel Byrne
Alex Wolff
Milly Shapiro
Ann Dowd
Produced by Kevin Scott Frakes, Lars Knudsen, Buddy Patrick

 regista Ari AsterARI ASTER
Ari Aster received his MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. He has written and directed several short films, most notably MUNCHAUSEN, BASICALLY and the controversial 30- minute THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS. His films have played in the New York Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Slamdance and many others. HEREDITARY is his first feature film.


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