‘Gruelling, but fiercely intelligent film-making’
‘Daring feature debut’
Sight and Sound
The critically acclaimed Violation sees Madeleine Sims-Fewer in lead role as well as writer and co-director alongside Dusty Mancinelli in their big-screen writing and directorial debut. This daring and disturbing film is out on Blu-ray (with Special Features: Meet the Filmmakers, Toronto International Film Festival Intro) and digital in the UK from Acorn Media International in conjunction with Shudder.
Madeleine Sims-Fewer gives a multi-faceted and highly compelling performance alongside Anne Maguire (The Hummingbird Project) and Obi Abili (21 Bridges, Billions) in this darkly enthralling, deeply unsettling rape revenge-thriller.
With her marriage about to implode, Miriam (Sims-Fewer) returns to her hometown in remote Canada to to seek solace in the comfort of her younger sister (Maguire) and brother-in-law (Jesse LaVercombe). But one evening, a seemingly tiny error of judgement, leads to a catastrophic betrayal, leaving Miriam shocked and devastated. Believing her sister to be in danger, Miriam feels she must protect her at all costs, but the price of revenge is high and she is about to unravel emotionally and psychologically.
What follows is unflinching in its exploration and portrayal of one woman looking for retribution.
Violation displays the depths of depravity which humans will go to try and overcome grief and turmoil.