Writer/director Ciaran Foy’s “Citadel” has been playing the festival circuits for a while now and getting rave reviews for it. (Our very own Brent totally dug it.) The rest of the masses (well, some of you, anyway) will get their chance to finally watch the film when it opens its doors in select theaters in New York starting today, and then expands on November 16th in select Los Angeles theaters. As always, be sure to check your local listings before heading out. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.
Tommy Cowley (Aneurin Barnard) lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone.
So shaken by the events that he’s developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his new flat from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy.
When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, he’s torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct. With the help of a vigilante priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, potentially supernatural gang, Tommy must overcome his fears and venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.
Starring Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo and Wunmi Mosaku.