IFC Films presents ‘The Origin of Evil,’ a darkly entertaining thriller from writer and director Sébastien Marnier (SCHOOL’S OUT, FAULTLESS). The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and has gathered acclaim at international festivals including Toronto, BFI London and Frameline47, where it garnered the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. We were also lucky enough to screen it at our festival, Panic Fest this past spring. The twisty, subversive thriller will open in select theaters and on demand on Friday, September 22nd. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
SYNOPISIS: When Stéphane (Laure Calamy) gets in touch with wealthy Serge (Jacques Weber), announcing that she is his long-abandoned daughter, his immediate family are none too thrilled. As Stéphane embarks on an extended visit in hopes of getting to know Serge, she also becomes entangled with the hostile women who share a tense existence in his beautifully appointed mansion by the sea: the restaurateur’s wife (Dominique Blanc), his other daughter (Doria Tillier), a rebellious granddaughter (Céleste Brunnquell), and a strangely off-putting housemaid, all of whom are clearly unsettled by the arrival of Serge’s newly announced heir. But Stéphane is a confident liar with secrets of her own, which writer-director Sébastien Marnier teases out with cool assurance in this wildly entertaining thriller that will keep you guessing all the way to the end.