Coming home in the dark

Poster Coming home in the dark

A teacher and his family set off to explore an isolated coastline in New Zealand. The journey turns into a nightmare when their path crosses that of a psychopath and his accomplice. But is this encounter really fortuitous?

For his directing debut, New Zealand actor James Ashcroft adapts a short story by Owen Marshall and delivers a nocturnal nightmarish road-movie, a survival movie revealing a guilty past that was thought to be forgotten, doubled with a violent attack on New Zealand's educational and social system. With his tight direction, his clear mastery of time and space, a dry and uncomplacent brutality, James Ashcroft doesn't take us for a pleasant ride. Holding our breath, our hands moist, we strongly hope he will continue down the same path.

Coming home in the dark.

Color - 93mn - Original version with French subtitles
New Zealand.
  • 12 September 2021 21:00
    Showroom 300

    Screening in partsnership with Canal+
    FREE SCREENING ! Tickets to retrieve 24 hours before the screening at the salespoint of the Forum des Images (2 tickets maximum per person).
  • French premiere
  • Presentation reserved to audience above 16
Direction: James Ashcroft.
Production: Desray Armstrong, Catherine Fitzgerald, Mike Minogue.
Screenplay: James Ashcroft, Eli Kent, Owen Marshall.
Editing: Annie Collins.
Photography: Matt Henley.
With: Matthias Luafutu, Miriama McDowell, Erik Thomson.
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