November 18, 2012

Citadel (2012)

Citadel (2012)
Directed by: Ciaran Foy
Country: Ireland / UK

Summary: An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter.
Review: “Citadel” can be frightening and disturbing, especially in the first moments where we can almost sense the paranoia of the main character. But in my way of seeing it, the plot wasn’t fully explored throughout the second half, where three people will try by themselves, to save the world from the hands of some devilish childs. The parallelism between having fear and being invisible was creative but not necessarily compelling. Even though, I have to recommend “Citadel” to every enthusiast of horror genre. Good performance by the young actor Aneurin Barnard, as well as a promising first direction from the Irish Ciaran Foy.
Relevant awards: Best first Irish feature (Galway); best fantastic film and jury prize (Neuchatel).

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