Directed by Erlingur Thoroddsen
Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they parted ways. Einar sounds distraught, like he’s about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers there is more going on than he imagined. As the two come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in…
Two men in a secluded cabin are haunted by their dead relationship.
Cast: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Guðmundur Ólafsson
For the acting and the scenery...wish it had a deeper psychological impact but nice ending...
Films made in Iceland or Poland are about as bad as it gets. This turd had great scene shots of the locations. Great use of lens and acting was very good but it made little sense and lost its way after 15 minutes. To many directors attempt to over sell their vision of art and this is a great example of a film that had great potential but fell hard on its face. What was the point with this. Every once and a while a great non US effort comes out that is haunting you for years after you see it such as The Netherlands effort call THe Sielence. But this is not one of those films
Strange, better than I expected, but still strange. More of a drama with a few quality scares.
I loved this film so much. Not at all what I was expecting, but it had an emotional impact and left me thinking. Hours later, still can’t stop thinking about it. It’s a slow burn, moody, atmospheric, haunting and tragic at times.
Rift focuses a lot on the sad parts of a broken relationship, and it uses that tension to pull you into an interesting and poignant narrative. The movie itself is beautiful - from the casting choices and scenery, to the dialogue and interactions between characters. It feels very 'real' in that aspect. It is a bit slow moving and doesn't make perfect sense, but the scary scenes were scary and it is definitely a spooky movie. Nothing will jump out at you though, so if you're looking for concrete scares then look elsewhere. This is psychological horror, and I think it's a great one.