|release date||June 19 2007|
|studio||Lionsgate, After Dark|
|starring||Anastasia Hille, Karel Roden, Carlos Reig, Valentin Ganev, Paraskeva Djukelova, Kalin Arsov, Svetlana Smoleva, Anna Panayotova|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
An American film producer named Marie returns to her homeland, Russia, where her mother’s dead body has been found under bizarre circumstances. She never knew her, having been adopted and brought to America as a baby. The only clue to what might have happened is an isolated, abandoned farm in the mountains that supposedly belonged to her natural parents.
It’s been a whopping eight years since director, Nacho Cerda has graced us with his work. After provocative shorts such as The Awakening (90), Genesis (98) and the notorious, Aftermath (94), it’s hard to believe that The Abandoned is his feature-length debut. To say that expectations are running a bit high is an understatement. Thankfully, Cerda is up to the task. The Abandoned is undoubtedly a work of a master craftsman. So far, the trailer campaign has made the film appear to be a pedestrian, commercial effort but a few minutes in; all reservations are out the window. The Abandoned is Nacho Cerda’s vision through and through. …Read More