Genre: Drama, Horror
Runtime: 107 min.
Director: Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Screenplay: Dusty Mancinelli, Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Producer: François Dagenais, David Hamilton, David M. James, Deepa Mehta
Cast: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire, Jesse LaVercombe
Language: English (no subtitles)
Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli bring a subversive new take on the rape-revenge subgenre from a bold female-gaze perspective. It tells the story of Miriam, an impulsive woman who’s lost her way and is stuck in a prosaic marriage with her disconnected husband Caleb. In need of support, she visits her sister Greta and her brother-in-law, with whom she feels safe. When they betray her to the deepest level, Miriam loses herself in a vicious cycle of vengeance to achieve the ultimate climax.
Violation explores the brutal violence some of us face in our daily lives through the sumptuous eeriness of nature and the magic of the atmospheric countryside by the lake. The tension-building visuals are filled with emotion, and the unsettling score by Andrea Boccadoro wraps this provocative story perfectly. Violation is to be experienced by the most daring and open-minded audiences who are in search of something powerful.