By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Valentine’s Day brings the announcement of a film focusing on the dark side of love at first sight.
Shudder has announced its acquisition of ATTACHMENT, from writer/director Gabriel Bier Gislason. The English/Danish-language movie will stream exclusively on Shudder in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Josephine Park, Ellie Kendrick, Sofie Gråbøl and award-winning actor David Dencik star; the synopsis: “Maja, a Danish has-been actress, falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic from London. But when Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, leading to a debilitating injury, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short–and decides to follow Leah back to her home in the Hasidic area of Stamford Hill, London. There, she meets her new downstairs neighbor: Leah’s mother, Chana. An overbearing and secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja’s attempts to win her over. And as Maja begins to notice strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana’s secrets could be much darker that first anticipated–and that the woman she loves might be carrying the biggest secret of all.”
“We’re delighted that Shudder will be home to Gabriel’s feature debut,” says Shudder’s Emily Gotto. “We were immediately drawn to this brilliantly crafted story of love, family and tradition told through the lens of horror and brought to life through powerful performances from this film’s stellar cast.”