As we wait (and I must say increasingly less patient) for a release date for director Ciaran Foy’s creepy horror, Citadel, to get a release date, I will simply take anything that is going to give me a further glimpse of the film.
Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video have released a two minute in-depth featurette on the film, wit the director himself talking about his reasons for making the film, what influenced him and the basis of the setting. It makes for an interesting two minutes, and also features some new footage from the film to get you even more excited. A lengthier synopsis has also been released, promoting some of the films SXSW festival award. Check out the video below.
Written and directed by Ciaran Foy, the film stars James Cosmo, Aneurin Barnard, Amy Shiels and Wunmi Mosaku.
Tommy Cowley (Aneurin Barnard) lives a quiet life in a decaying apartment complex with his highly pregnant wife. The couple is attacked one day by a group of hooded young thugs, and after a shocking act of violence, Tommy is left to raise his newborn daughter alone.
So shaken by the events that he’s developed extreme agoraphobia, Tommy alternates days hiding out indoors in his new flat from imagined threats and intense therapy sessions aimed at bringing him back to normalcy.
When the same hooded gang, seemingly intent on kidnapping his daughter, begins terrorizing his life again, he’s torn between his paralyzing fear and protective parental instinct. With the help of a vigilante priest who has uncovered the genesis of this ruthless, potentially supernatural gang, Tommy must overcome his fears and venture into the heart of the abandoned tower block known as the CITADEL to save his family.
Winner of the Midnighter Audience Award at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, CITADEL brings a fresh take to classic horror by raising the question: How can you protect your family from evil when you’re afraid of everything?
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