A Poster and Trailer Come “Out of Darkness”
After making the rounds of the festivals under the title Thee Origin, Out of Darkness is about to come into theatres. Set 45,000 years ago, it’s a story of primitive humans looking for a new home who find something much worse than whatever set them on their journey. Like another tale of primitive humans, Quest for Fire, it was shot in the Scottish Highlands with the characters speaking a language created for the film. However, it also has elements that make me think of a film set in the more recent past, Prey.
Bleeker Street will release Out of Darkness in theatres on February 9th. While that month has the reputation as a dumping ground for failed films, this looks like it could be an exception. Have a look at the stills and trailer and make up your own mind.
Synopsis: A small boat reaches the shores of a raw and desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. Terrifying sounds suggest something monstrous at large in this landscape, something that could kill or steal them away. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive.
Cast: Safia Oakley-Green, Kit Young, Chuku Modu, Iola Evans, Arno Lüning, Luna Mwez
Director: Andrew Cumming
Writer: Ruth Greenberg
Producer: Oliver Kassman