Magnet Releasing acquires TIFF Irish Horror for North America
(You are not my mother) focuses on a teenage girl named Char (Hazel Doupe) whose mother, Angela (Carolyn Bracken) disappears only to return with an increasingly frightening personality change. She might look the same, but Angela’s demeanor took a dark turn, as if she had been replaced by a malevolent force. When Halloween arrives, Char realizes that she is the only one who can save her mother, even if that means potentially losing her forever.
“‘You are not my mother‘is a fantastically accomplished journey in its most primal fear, “Magnolia Pictures president Eamonn Bowles said in a statement. “This is Kate Dolan’s spectacular debut film.”
â€œI am delighted to release ‘You Are Not My Mother’ with Magnet Releasing,â€ Dolan said. â€œThey are the champions of distinctive genre cinema and big supporters of emerging talent. I am delighted to continue our journey with the film with them.
Kate Dolan’s first feature film You are not my mother examines what it means to be a mother and a daughter when violence, poverty and isolation are a part of everyday life. Combine that with spooky Irish folklore, and it’s a terrific start, a slow horror of loneliness and spooky anticipation … Dolan’s script moves slowly, but every shot and line of dialogue is methodical and deliberate. Each presents a different layer to be shelled, both by Char and by the audience, as the contemporary and the folk blend together.
Magnet Releasing will be released You are not my mother Next year.
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