Fantasia: world premiere of Carl Tibbetts’ Retreat starring Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell

Fantasia: world premiere of Carl Tibbetts’ Retreat starring Cillian Murphy, Thandie Newton and Jamie Bell

It’s only scheduled to be released in theaters in 2012, but Retreat will have its world premiere this Monday at Fantasia (Hall Theater, 7pm).

Review:

Starting as a psychological drama about a couple (Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton) whose marriage is on the rocks, Retreat then morphs into a truly suspenseful claustrophobic and paranoid thriller. Almost entirely set in a cabin on a secluded island,the film grows increasingly tense after a mysterious young private, played by the scarily intense Jamie Bell, arrives with news of a lethal outbreak and orders the couple to board themselves up -along with him- in the cabin… It almost never lets up until the staggeringly brutal ending. A truly auspicious debut feature from Carl Tibbetts.

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