If you missed Prano Bailey-Bond’s ‘Censor’ at Panic Fest or when it premiered at Sundance fear not – it will be coming to a theater near you this June. A front runner as one of my favorite films of the year, ‘Censor’ focuses on the toll of a censor who watches horror films and what happens when the lines between reality and fiction blur. Check out the trailer, synopsis and incredible poster below.
Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.
Magnet Releasing will release ‘Censor’ in theaters on June 11, 2021 and On Demand June 18, 2021.