HOSTILE: The Next Wave Of French Horror Film May Have A Curfew
I'm not saying that I am having a midlife crisis right now but directors like Nathan Ambrosioni from France are probably going to help that along.
We often praise youthful directors here at ScreenAnarchy. Either for accomplishing so much in a relatively short period of time like Late Phases director Adrian Garcia Boglia, who has 19 directorial credits to his name and is only 34. Or Emily Haggins, who made her first horror feature film, Pathogen, when she was 11. Now we have to add 14-year-old director Ambrosioni to that list.
And to top it off Ambrosioni's horror flick, Hostile, will be screened at the film market at Cannes on May 19th. I would have liked to have seen the looks on his teacher's faces when he asked for permission to miss school so he could, you know. screen his film at Cannes. No big thing.
Take a look at the trailer and gallery of stills we have. I will admit it does not look like Ambrosioni is breaking any new ground here. He is more or less getting his feet wet here. But how many of us can say that our feature film was screened during a prestigious film festival, even it it is just the Market?
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