Wallimage scares the Sundance festival (again)

  • 28.01.2019

In 2018, Mandy had panicked the American trade press at the Sundance Film Festival. Presented there in world premiere, Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic delirium had collected glowing reviews, attracting the attention of European selectors and guaranteeing this snarky little genre film a very pleasing selection at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

Being at Sundance twice in a row is definitely an honor to be proud of. This time, Wallimage owes its American selection to a Belgian-Irish production, put together by the Irish of Savage and Benoit Roland for Wrong Men. Hole in the ground is already the third collaboration between the two companies after Pilgrimage and Good Favour while waiting for the next shooting of Cosmogony.

In Hole in the Ground, a young single mother is convinced that her little boy has been transformed by a sinister entity emerging from the depths of a mysterious hole in the ground. Is this a psychiatric delusion or an objective observation ? That’s the whole point of this tense and downright scary genre film. We will even say ” malaisant “, according to a fashionable neologism.

The world premiere of the film at Sundance was met with enthusiasm by the audience and the first reviews that came in the wake of the premiere were very encouraging. Here are some examples that you can read on Variety, Collider, Birthmoviesdeath and Digital Spy.

We will have to wait several months before discovering this electro-shock in Europe. But the wait should be worth it.