DISOBEDIENCE

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Status: Post Production Sebastian Lelio , Writer/Director Frida Torresblanco, Producer Rachel Weisz, Producer Ed Guiney, Producer Starring Rachel Weisz, as Ronit Rachel McAdams, as Esti Alessandro Nivola, as Dovid A young woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning of the death of her estranged father, causing an upheaval in the quiet community, when… Read more »

SNATCHBACK

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Status: In development Pete Travis, Writer/Director Frida Torresblanco, Producer Aaron Gilbert, Producer Braven Films, Production Company Bron Studios, Production Company Josh Goldstein, Executive Producer Jon Furay, Co-Producer James LaVigne, Co-Producer A desperate and determined mother takes justice into her own hands after her ex-husband kidnaps their daughter and brings her back to Syria and soon… Read more »

HWAYI

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Status: In development Frida Torresblanco , producer JD Lee, producer A boy raised by a crime syndicate swears revenge on the men who raised him when he discovers they are responsible from taking him from his real family. Based on the Korean film HWAYI: MONSTER BOY by Joon-Hwan Jang

Photos: MAGIC MAGIC’s Sundance Premiere

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The cast and crew of MAGIC MAGIC were out in full force for the film’s midnight premiere at Sundance 2013, where a packed audience eagerly lost themselves in Sebastián Silva’s tense and terrifying psychological thriller. Sipa Press was on the red carpet, where they captured candid and stylish photos of Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Michael… Read more »

Cannes sidebar to unspool ‘We Are What We Are,’ ‘Magic Magic,’ Jodorowsky double bill

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PARIS — This year’s glitzier-than-usual Directors’ Fortnight will have a strong American accent, with two Sundance preems, Jim Mickle’s cannibal thriller “We Are What We Are” and Sebastian Silva’s psychological suspenser “Magic Magic”; Jeremy Saulnier’s revenge thriller “Blue Ruin”; and Frank Pavich’s documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” all set to compete at the Cannes Film Festival sidebar…. Read more »

Magic Magic to Screen in Canne’s Directors’ Fortnight

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Directors’ Fortnight has announced the complete lineup for the annual sidebar. The 45th Fortnight will screen 21 feature films, including 16 world premieres, and 9 short films…Sebastian Silva’s Magic Magic is a psychological thriller set in the south of the country. It bowed at Sundance earlier this year, and boasts a trio of familiar indie… Read more »

Sundance Wrap-up: Magic Magic, Circles, and Everything I Missed

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I think Silva’s one of the most entertaining, inventive and brilliant rising directors out there, and MAGIC MAGIC confirms my belief with its Polanski-esque flair for f#*!ing with its audience. One minute you’re laughing at the main characters’ bizarre (yet human) behavior; the next you become deeply disturbed as you realize its implications… The tension… Read more »

Variety Review: MAGIC MAGIC

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Meticulously acted, gorgeously shot and hilariously insightful about the strange, inarticulable ways people can get on one another’s nerves, this psychological thriller takes its premise to surprising, darkly comic extremes, though its non-genre approach keeps things niche. Cera may not be the protagonist, but he’s certainly the pic’s most interesting personality as Brink, an attention-seeking… Read more »

Screen Crush Review: MAGIC MAGIC

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Silva, sadist that he is, knows that true fear comes from expectation. There are zero “jump scares” in this film, but the insufferable waiting, waiting, waiting for something terrible to happen will drive you crazy… When good actors are given room to just freak out about something that isn’t supernatural or make believe, the effect… Read more »

Film.com Sundance Review: MAGIC MAGIC

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Writer/director Silva is one of the strongest new voices in horror. MAGIC MAGIC is the visually stunning and mentally harrowing tale of a vacation that becomes an eerie nightmare… Juno Temple’s performance is outstanding, walking the line between vaguely annoying and completely sympathetic. Her portrayal of a young woman on the brink of sanity is… Read more »