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STOKER

USA, 2012 (MIFF 2013, International Panorama)

Director: Park Chan-wook

"An intense mix of horror, thriller and domestic drama, this is exquisite filmmaking." – Empire

When India loses her father in a car accident on her 18th birthday, her mother Evie invites India's long-lost Uncle Charlie to stay with them. Charlie is a mysterious, charming and possibly dangerous figure, and as India's suspicion of him grows, she finds herself drawn towards him.

The English-language debut of renowned South Korean director Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, MIFF 2004), Stoker maintains the intensity that made him famous. With three generations of the Stoker family portrayed by Australian actresses – Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Jacki Weaver – and a Hitchcockian script by actor Wentworth Miller that was voted one of 2010's top 10 unproduced screenplays, this is one of the festival's must-sees.

"A thriller of savage beauty." – Rolling Stone

D Park Chan-wook P Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, Michael Costigan S Wentworth Miller Dist Twentieth Century Fox TD DCP/2012

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