32° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
AFTER HOURS

THE CANAL

THE CANAL
by Ivan Kavanagh
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Duration: 90'


David is a film archivist. As he watches an old film he realizes that, in 1902, the house he lives in with Alice, to whom he is happily married (or thinks he is), was the scene of a bloody crime, which was never solved. He discovers that his wife has been cheating on him and when she suddenly disappears, he becomes the prime suspect of the police. And yet David is sure that his wife’s disappearance has supernatural causes and has something to do with the mysterious presence that lives in his house…

Biography

film director

Ivan Kavanagh

Ivan Kavanagh (Ireland) wrote and directed the short Bandage-Man (2006), and then debuted in feature films in 2007 with The Solution, which was followed by Tin Can Man (2007), Our Wonderful Home (2008) and The Fading Light (2009), which were successfully presented at various international festivals (London, Melbourne, Sydney, Pusan). He has also worked as film editor, collaborating on the surreal thriller The Looking Glass (2011) by Colin Downey.

FILMOGRAFIA

Bandage-Man (cm, 2006), The Solution (2007), Tin Can Man (2007), Our Wonderful Home (2008), The Fading Light (2009), The Canal (2014),

Declaration

film director

“I’ve always felt that the horror genre has often been unfairly dismissed and neglected. For me, horror films, at their very best, have always (from the silent era to the present) allowed filmmakers the possibility of pushing the boundaries of cinema (both in sound and in picture) and to experiment. This is something I have definitely taken advantage of in The Canal, and I hope my love of the genre, and its endless possibilities, transfers to the audience. And scares the hell out of them too!” 

Cast

& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Ivan Kavanagh
fotografia/cinematography
Piers McGrail
montaggio/film editing
Robin Hill
scenografia/production design
Stephanie Clerkin
costumi/costume design
Judith Williams
musica/music
Ceiri Torjussen
suono/sound
Aza Hand
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rupert Evans (David Williams), Antonia Campbell Hughes (Claire McManus), Hannah Hoekstra (Alice Williams), Kelly Byrne (Sophie), Steve Oram (detective McNamara), Calum Heat (Billy Williams)
produttore/producer
AnneMarie Naughton
produzione/production
Park Films
coproduttori/coproducers
Sander Verdonk, Vaughan Sivell
coproduzione/coproduction
Western Edges Pictures
contatti/contacts
Jinga Films
Rosana Coutinho
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