Back in August, director M. Night Shyamalan and producer Jason Blum came to Los Angeles to promote their new movie “The Visit”.
Back to the beginning (or almost)
With “The Visit”, M. Night Shyamalan goes back to the roots of his cinematography. Ever since Signs or The Village, we thought we lost the genius director of the Sixth Sense. But, here he comes again. The themes are pretty much the same : childhood, fear, mystery, suspense, etc.
With this film, Shyamalan goes even further. We love the use of the “mise en abyme” (“mise en abyme” is a formal technique in which an image contains a smaller copy of itself (aka : wikipedia) Here filming a movie being filmed), the mix of comedy and thriller, the inventive techniques of direction, the great acting, etc.
Trapped in the house
Set in a small village, two teenagers go on vacation to their grand-parents. But as you can image, nothing goes as planned. During 94 min, you go from laughing too load to screaming out of fear.
Maybe for the first time since the Sixth Sense, we feel like the director had an enormous pleasure doing this moving. And, we all feel it.
So, could it be a ressurection for M. Night Shyamalan ? Maybe … Probably.
What is sure is that after watching it, you are going to want more, to see more, to feel more…. So…
Sit down and enjoy !!!
A single mother finds that things in her family’s life go very wrong after her two young children visit their grandparents.
PG 13. 94 min
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie
Séverine has always been a movies lover. After studying film and media both in Paris, France and in California (UCSB), she became a videomaker. Fan of visual images, she co-created HolaHollywood with Dulce Osuna, where she can give substance to her thirst for film and TV.