IFC Midnight is bringing Argentinian directors Adrián and Ramiro García Bogliano’s latest, “Penumbra” to select Stateside theaters (i.e. it’s probably not coming anywhere near you, sorry) and on video on demand (via iTunes, SundanceNOW, Amazon Streaming and XBOX Zune) this April 20th, 2012. The distributor actually snapped up the film for North America last year during Fantastic Fest. Until then, check out the new U.S. trailer for the slow burn horror film, which takes place during a solar eclipse. Strangers + solar eclipse = watch out! If the name Bogliano sounds familiar, the duo also gave us “Cold Sweat” in 2010.
Combining stylistic elements of classic Polanski with a contemporary vision that rivals anyone working in horror today, the Bogliano brothers’ PENUMBRA is a superbly realized South American horror slow-burner. Marga is a highly motivated, arrogant and successful businesswoman on assignment in Buenos Aires — a city she hates and whose people she loathes. While in the Argentina capital on a day the whole population is waiting to view a rare solar eclipse she must also find a new tenant for her family’s decrepit apartment. Rapidly losing her patience waiting for one applicant she runs into the mysterious Jorge lurking outside the front door of the place who informs her that he has a client willing to pay four times what she is asking in rent. There’s one catch — the paperwork must be signed immediately. As greedy Marga waits to complete the transaction several of Jorge’s associates suspiciously appear at the apartment ready to strip the wallpaper. And what’s behind the décor signals a startling fate worse than death — or should that be life!
Starring Cristina Brondo, Camila Bordonaba, Berta Muñiz, Omar Musa, Omar Gioiosa, and Noelia Vergini.