Ellen Page stars in this bracingly original post-zombie apocalypse drama that imagines what would happen if the infected were cured and returned to normal lives.
Irish filmmaker David Freyne takes thematic inspiration from the long tradition of zombie movie social commentary, and applies it to a simple yet inspired premise: what if the undead were cured and reintegrated into society, but forced to live with the guilt of their horrific actions?
That’s the dilemma facing Senan, a reformed flesh eater who moves in with his sister-in-law Abbie, in the wake of a viral epidemic and cure that has saved 75 per cent of the Irish population. Freyne riffs on the more realist elements of the genre to craft an allegory for social readjustment that touches on the Troubles of his country, delivering a movie that’s both dramatically unnerving and authentically scary.
“The Cured is a timely exploration of tinderbox issues through the prism of a familiar genre.” – SciFi Now
Cured screens on Saturday August 4th at 6:30 pm and Tuesday August 7th at 9:30 pm as part of The Melbourne International Film Festival
Saturday 4 August 2018 at 6:30 PM
Hoyts Melbourne Central
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