THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN Full Trailer Needs More Fog
There's no question about it, anybody who ventures outside in Fernando Gonzalez Molina's The Invisible Guardian (El Guardian Invisible) is going to get wet with literally every exterior shot in the new trailer for the film being positively draped in fog, rain, running water or a combination of all three. Hell, if they could have gotten away with cranking up the fog machine for the interiors on this adaptation of the Dolores Redondo novel I'm sure they would have.
When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is it the basajaun, the ‘invisible guardian’ of Basque mythology?
Inspector Amaia Salazar leads the investigation, taking her back to the heart of the Basque country where she was born, and where she hoped never to return. Shrouded in mist and surrounded by impenetrable forests, it is a place of unresolved conflicts and a terrible secret from Amaia’s childhood that will come back to haunt her.
Faced with the superstitions of the village, Amaia must fight the demons of her past to confront the reality of a serial killer on the loose. But as she is drawn deeper into the investigation, she feels the presence of something darker lurking in the shadows…
The Spanish crime thriller owes an obvious debt to the recent wave of Nordic Noir titles and - despite my silliness above - the production quality looks quite good. Take a look at the full trailer below.