#TIFF18: “FREAKS” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Freaks follows a daughter (Lexy Kolker) who is kept captive to her house by her oppressive father (Emile Hirsch). When she finally breaks free from his restraints she realizes why he had protected her for years. It is a Canadian Film that will have its World Premiere at TIFF ’18 in the Discovery Programme.
This Film is a wild mix of genres (Sci-Fi, Thriller and Family Drama) which leads audiences on the thrilling ride of never knowing which direction it’s going to turn. It also has hilarious, layered and mysterious performances from Bruce Dern, Emilie Hirsch and young up-and-coming actress Lexy Kolker.
Freaks screens on Saturday, September 8 at 9:30 PM at Scotiabank 2, Monday, September 10, at 9:45 PM at Scotiabank 4, and Sunday, September 16 at 6:45 PM at Scotiabank 14.