?Winner KNF Award Rotterdam International Film Festival
A desperate young woman and an experienced occultist undertake a complex magical ritual to grant her wishes, but both are haunted by their pasts and their magical journey is exceptionally demanding.
A Dark Song is a strong character driven work, matching the obsessive and unnerving Joseph (an impressive performance from Steve Oram seen in Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and director of Aaaaaaaah! at last year’s Rev), with the haunted and desperate Sophia (an equally impressive Catherine Walker seen at Rev in Patrick’s Day last year), each driven to psychological extremes.
A Dark Song eschews many of the clichés associated with the genre in favour of an exploration of the protagonists and the process they are undertaking, the tension between the psychological and magical elements that follows is both unexpected and fascinating. The considered handling of magical and psychological themes is exceptionally effective, and in part the film is reminiscent of The Wicker Man, while the intense mood draws upon films such as Nick Roeg’s Performance.
“A spellbinding psycho-horror debut” The Hollywood Reporter
Screens with short film Wandering Soul