23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Watcher

Chloe Okuno

United Arab Emirates / USA / Romania
2022, 96'

In her first feature film, Chloe Okuno takes Alfred Hitchcok’s Rear Window and moves it to Bucharest, where a young New Yorker and her husband, Francis, go to live. For him it’s a homecoming, for her it’s a new world. Not knowing the language or even how to ocupy her days, Julia begins to feel the weight of her isolation, but also something else: the constant and oppressive gaze of a neighbour. But no one seems to give credit to her fears.

Chloe Okuno’s first feature film surprises us on several levels – starting, for example, with the veiled references to the Hitchcock of Rear Window. In Watcher, we follow Julia, a newly married young American woman who moves to Bucharest with her husband. The premise is very simple: the difficulties of acculturation – to the language, to the habits, to the atmosphere of the city – and everything seems different and strange. But not only that. There are also other factors – not so common – that prevent her from integrating. (Jéssica Pestana)

Mouth of Madness

SCREENINGS

May 06, Saturday, 21:30 (96')

Cinema São Jorge, Room Manoel de Oliveira • C.754

INFO

PREMIERE TYPE
National
ORIGINAL TITLE
Watcher
LANGUAGE
English / Romanian
SUBTITLES
Portuguese / English
SCRIPT
Chloe Okuno, Zack Ford
CAST
Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Burn Gorman
PHOTOGRAPHY
Benjamin Kirk Nielsen
EDITING
Michael Block
PRODUCER
Roy Lee, Steven Schneider, Derek Dauchy, Mason Novick, John Finmore, Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone
PRODUCTION
Animal Casting Time, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Lost City

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