Just premiering last September at TIFF ’20, Canadian-made VIOLATION continued its Festival run at Sundance and next will premiere at SXSW in March. The Film is a collaboration between Writer-Producer-Directors Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli; Sims-Fewer also stars.
VIOLATION is a chilling and gruesome portrait of trust, loyalty, and sibling rivalry that pulls the audience through a dark vortex into a PTSD memory smash and untangles a sticky web of trauma and resentment.
In a film that transports itself seamlessly between recent past and present, the audience first meets Miriam (Sims-Fewer) and her partner Caleb (Obi Abili) as they drive to the rustic lakeside cottage property owned by Dylan (Jesse LaVercombe), who is married to Miriam’s sister Greta (Anna Maguire).
A sibling relationship that is outwardly loving and bonded by a shared British upbringing, soon reveals unspoken fractures, and bottled-up resentments that play out in the course of a profoundly troubled weekend.
Meanwhile, Dylan, the almost aggressively understanding and helpful brother-in-law, has another side that lies not far beneath the surface.
Pacific Northwest Pictures will release VIOLATION in Canada. You will be able to see it at home digitally as follows:
Exclusive Digital-Cinema Release Digital TIFF Bell Lightbox Begins March 19
Digital-Cinema Release VIFF Connect Virtual Theatre Begins March 26