Horror fairytale Darkness comes to light with Memento Films

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

DARKNESS, from Mexican helmer Daniel Castro Zimbron, has been snatched up for world sales rights by France’s Memento Films Intl., reports Variety. If the film is half as good as what it’s being compared to, then it appears we might have something quite good on the horizon. The film’s story is in the vein of PAN’S LABYRINTH, THE ORPHANAGE, and Jorge Michel Grau’s WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, says the site.

Here’s what we know about DARKNESS:

The film centers on Argel (Aliocha Sotnikoff) who, along with his two siblings, locked inside a cabin basement in a forest, fearful of a wild beast wandering outside, but when his older brother disappears, Argel sets out to confront the darkest secrets and mysteries that the forest and his father (Brontis Jodorosky) hide.

”‘The Darkness’ is one of these intriguing original projects that don’t come along often: a terrifying fairy tale from Mexico, a special mix of Shyamalan’s early films, ‘Dogtooth’ and the poetic fantasy of Guillermo del Toro,” said Tanja Meissner, MFI head of sales.

Pablo Zimbron Alva lead-produces at Mexico’s Varios Lobos, a highly active young production house. Philippe Avril (“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”) co-produces for France’s Les Films de l’Etranger.

Source: Variety

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