Neo-noir is a difficult genre to tackle for many filmmakers. Although, when the job is done well, these stylistic thrillers can be immensely interesting and fun to watch. Director Albert Shin hopes audiences feel that way about his new film, “Disappearance at Clifton Hill.”
With ‘Clifton Hill’ arriving in theaters today, we’re happy to share an exclusive clip from the film with our readers. And though the plot of the film is probably going to be enough to interest folks into checking out the thriller, perhaps you’ll be even more excited to know that the film features a rare acting role for filmmaker David Cronenberg.
‘Clifton Hill’ follows the story of a young woman that returns to her hometown and finds herself investigating a mystery that has been haunting her since her childhood. Helping her is none other than Cronenberg, playing a kooky diner owner and podcast host. And when we say kooky, watch the exclusive clip below and see the personality that Cronenberg is able to imbue his character with. You’d think that David Lynch was writing the dialogue.
Joining Cronenberg in the cast of the film are Tuppence Middleton, Hannah Gross, Marie-Josée Croze, and Eric Johnson. ‘Clifton Hill’ is directed by Shin, based on a script he co-wrote with James Schultz.
“Disappearance at Clifton Hill” arrives in theaters today.
Here’s the synopsis:
Following the death of her mother, Abby (Tuppence Middleton), a troubled young woman with a checkered past, returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls and the dilapidated motel her family used to run. While there, she finds herself drawn once again into a mystery that has haunted her since childhood: what happened to the young boy she saw being violently abducted in the woods twenty-five years ago? As Abby sets out to find out the truth, she must confront both a shocking, long-buried conspiracy that runs as deep as the falls themselves as well as her own inner demons. Bristling with an air of surreal menace, this mood-drenched thriller is a tantalizing psychological puzzle box that unfolds in the hallucinatory realm between reality and perception.