By Amanda Gilmore
Writer and Actor Grant has created a brilliant Film about the fears women have and the lasting effects of PTSD. Grant shows her tremendous talent as a writer by inventing an entirely different feminist character. Grant extends on her written character by successfully portraying the solitary mentality of her refreshingly imperfect heroine. She flawlessly merges into May, encapsulating her fear, determination, doubt (often due to repeatedly being gaslighted) and more. Director Natasha Kermani and Cinematographer Julia Swain cleverly use the camera to bolden the deep themes within the script. Most notably during the climactic scene involving multiple women, their recurring violent stalkers, and a parking garage. Overall, Lucky is an outstanding horror film about being a woman, surviving, and PTSD.
Lucky screens live online at Fantasia Fest on Sun. Aug. 23 at 9:45 PM and Fri. Aug. 28 at 11 PM.