Friday, 13 February 2015
March 6: 9:30: OCTOBER GALE
Friday, March 6: 9:30
Dir: Ruba Nadda 91 minutes
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth
Toronto doctor Helen Matthews, mourning the death of her husband, retreats to the isolated island cabin where they’d spent some of their most loving moments together. Her reminiscences are cut short when a mysterious man, Will, washes ashore, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound.
She tends to his injuries; he refuses to explain what happened. But when a nasty storm traps them on the island and Will’s would-be killer returns to finish the job, Helen and Will’s ability to trust each other becomes a matter of survival.
Nadda and cinematographer Jeremy Benning show masterful visual command, carving up the space into stately wide shots and prowling camera moves that will keep you wondering what’s around the next corner — or tree.