It is the beginning of Sundance season as the festival nears this January and in the days to come we will start to see more announcements, screening times and selections.
First up is director Frida Kempff’s ‘Knocking’ which is set to debut virtually and at drive-in locations at the end of January as part of the Midnight section of Sundance.
It centers around a woman (Molly) who has just experienced a traumatic incident is unnerved by a haunting knocking sound from upstairs in her new apartment building. As the noises become more desperate and increasingly sound like cries for help, she confronts her neighbors, but it seems no one else can hear them.
In an unsettling quest for truth, Molly soon realizes that no one believes her, and begins to question if she even believes herself – a realization that is perhaps even more chilling.
In her first narrative feature, director Frida Kempff crafts a sophisticated and psychologically suspenseful narrative in which she deftly amplifies Molly’s gut-wrenching feelings of self-doubt, coupled with a fierce and soul-baring lead performance by actress Cecilia Milocco.