Ciaran Foy’s agoraphobic thriller “Citidel” unfurls at South by Southwest starting this weekend. Here’s a little taste of what’s in store for those who manages to catch it during the fest’s many Midnighters screenings throughout the week. From the looks of it, this is one film that should give audiences a jolt, especially during its midnight screenings.
The dilapidated suburbia of Edenstown casts a shadow over Tommy Cowley’s life. Trapped there by his agoraphobia since his wife was fatally attacked by twisted feral children, he now finds himself terrorized by the same mysterious hooded gang, who seem intent on taking his baby daughter.
Torn between the help of an understanding nurse and a vigilante priest, he discovers that to be free of his fears, he must finally face the demons of his past and enter the one place that he fears the most…the abandoned tower block known as the “CITADEL”.
Starring Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku, Jake Wilson, and Amy Shiels.