IFC Midnight announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to director Joe Marcantonio's Kindred, a twisted psychological drama that explores themes of control and a young woman’s struggle with the slow breakdown of her own sense of reality.
In the film, "When her boyfriend Ben suddenly dies in an accident, mother-to-be Charlotte collapses upon receiving the news. She wakes up in Ben’s family home, a crumbling old manor house in the middle of nowhere with Ben’s overbearing mother, Margaret, and his controlling stepbrother, Thomas. They are determined to care for her, at least until the baby arrives. Grief stricken and increasingly haunted by visions possibly brought on by the pregnancy, Charlotte accepts their help. But as the days go by she begins to doubt their intentions and her suspicions grow. Are they drugging her and keeping her captive, with the aim of taking her unborn baby? As her visions intensify and the haze of lies grows, Charlotte decides that her only option is to break free from this family once and for all – but at what cost?"
The film stars a breakout performance by Tamara Lawrance (The Long Song), Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, Fighting With My Family), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), and Edward Holcroft (Kingsman, The Sense of an Ending).
Marcantonio co-wrote the screenplay with Jason McColgan.
John Keville and Morgan Bushe of Fastnet Films serve as executive producers alongside Norman Merry and Peter Hampden of Lipsync Productions, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear Films, Serotonin Films and Gareth Wiley.
IFC Midnight will release Kindred on November 6th, 2020.