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Violation

Directed by Dusty Mancinelli and Madeleine Sims-Fewer
Canada, 2020 (fiction, 107 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Rasende Gewalt"

Film Description:
"A troubled woman on the edge of divorce returns home to her younger sister after years apart. But when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust, she embarks on a vicious crusade of revenge."
-- DM Films (source)

Film Description:
"In Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli's deeply disturbing debut feature, a traumatic betrayal drives a woman towards a vengeful extremity. [...] Sims-Fewer herself achingly portrays the film's principal psyche, Miriam, a woman treading water in an unhappy marriage who hopes to find solace in a weekend reunion with her estranged younger sister, Greta (Anna Maguire), at a secluded cottage estate. Along with their respective husbands, Miriam's brooding partner Caleb (Obi Abili) and Greta's affable Dylan (Jesse LaVercombe), they find themselves navigating a minefield of one another's sensitivies and histories, culminating in a traumatic series of betrayals—the root of which is a deeply upsetting act of sexual violence. Scrambling the temporality of what would normally proceed as an archetypal, linear revenge thriller, Mancinelli and Sims-Fewer judiciously eschew the genre's conventions of catharsis, and instead recognize that some horrors cannot be so easily exorcised or reconciled. [...]"
-- Peter Kuplowsky (source)


Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli
Produced by: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli, Deepa Mehta, David Hamilton, François Dagenais, David James
Principal Cast: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire, Jesse LaVercombe, Obi Abili
Cinematography: Adam Crosby
Film Editing: Gabriella Wallace
Music: Andrea Boccadoro
Production Company: One Plus One, DM Films
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