Release date: 2014
It’s always nice to see independent filmmakers pull a project together, and I am always intrigued to see how such filmmakers will push past the constraints that low budget will place upon them.
In the case of the film Elizabeth Bathory it is achieved by reducing the film to (virtually) one set. There is some establishing photography of a castle and the moon. There are some limited outdoor flash back shots and some white background blood bathing and victims motifs. But mostly we are in one single cell in the castle.
The danger of this approach is that you need actors who can carry it off…
|Kathleen Denecke asAnika|
|Katherine dragged to cell|
|Adah Hagen as Zsofia|
Both women have secrets they hide from each other, and themselves and it is the revealing of these secrets that is the main thread of the film.
|Tilke Hill as Katherine|
The film is on independent release and can be found to buy on DVD or streamed on demand via the film’s homepage. It is recommended for those who like their dramas to be character driven and thoughtful. 7 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.