Talk about 'better late than never'. Nick Murphy's THE AWAKENING has been out internationally for several months (it opened in theaters in the UK back in November last year), but only now has it finally received an official US release date. Those of you who have been waiting to check it out on the big screen will get their chance on August 10th. The limited release comes courtesy of Cohen Media Group.
Haunted by the death of her fiancé, Florence Cathcart is on a mission to expose all séances as exploitative shams. However, when she is called to a boys’ boarding school to investigate a case of the uncanny, she is gradually forced to confront her skepticism in the most terrifying way, shaking her scientific convictions and her sense of self to the very core. Haunting and moving in equal measure, The Awakening is a sophisticated psychological/supernatural thriller in the tradition of The Others and The Orphanage, but with its own unique and thrilling twist.
THE AWAKENING stars Rebecca Hall (below), Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu, Diana Kent, Richard Durden, Alfie Field and Joseph Mawle.