A QUIET PLACE
2018, Paramount, 90 min, USA, Dir: John Krasinski

John Krasinski directed, co-wrote and stars in this unsettling and original thriller. In the near future, the human population has been decimated by creatures of unknown origin - they can’t see but their hearing is extraordinarily sensitive. Engineer Lee (Krasinski), his doctor wife, Evelyn (Emily Blunt), and their kids struggle to survive day to day while making as little noise as possible in an effort to avoid alerting the creatures to their presence. Under Krasinski’s exquisitely controlled direction and mastery of sound design, the result is one of the scariest and most emotionally involving horror films ever made, a new classic of the genre.


THE HUNT
JAGTEN
2012, Magnolia Pictures, 115 min, Denmark, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg

Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is a beloved teacher and member of his community – until he is falsely accused of molesting a child. As word of his alleged misdeed spreads, so does local hysteria, until it reaches a fever pitch in this chilling look at the dark side of small town life. Mikkelsen gives the performance of his life, and director Thomas Vinterberg expertly balances empathy and brutal indictment in his look at what fear and ignorance will do to a community. In Danish, English and Polish with English subtitles.


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