SILENT RETREAT, the terrifying new horror film presented by A Film Monkey Production, from Canadian director TRICIA LEE, makes its World Premiere at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival this coming Sunday October 20th (4:15pm) at The Scotiabank Theatre (cnr Richmond W & John Sts, Toronto). Ms. Lee is thrilled to have Silent Retreat be a part of Toronto After Dark, which has proven to be one of the world’s most exciting and cutting edge genre festivals since its debut in 2006.
Silent Retreat is a creature feature that tells the story of Janey Andrews, a first time criminal offender, who is sent to a facility in the middle of the woods to be rehabilitated. The men who run the retreat ask for complete silence from the inmates but Janey soon discovers they are brainwashing the women to be quiet and submissive. When the women don’t comply, the men aren’t afraid to show them what lurks beyond the trees and Janey realizes that the only way to survive the horror is….. to scream!
VIEW THE SILENT RETREAT TRAILER: http://vimeo.com/66453502
While horror has seen a remarkable influx of strong female voices in the last decade (including Canada’s own Soska Sisters – American Mary), it is still a male dominated genre. For Tricia (pictured below), it was time to add her own spin to the genre – strong female characters and emotionally resonant themes, with classic horror imagery, and a baroque melodramatic flair. It was Lee’s fierce determination to make her voice heard at any cost that allowed her to bring together an incredibly talented cast and crew, featuring actors Chelsea Jenish, Robert Nolan and Sofia Banzhaf.
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For more information, ticket sales and the show times for Silent Retreat & all Festival screenings, please visit: http://www.torontoafterdark.com/
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