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Stills for kitchen sink teen superpower drama Hideaways

11 April 2011 12:22 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Tribeca 2011 marks the world premier of Agnès Merlet's (Dorothy Mills) intriguing looking teen drama about living with powers beyond your control. It sort of reminds me of a kitchen sink Heroes, though I doubt the characters in Merlet's film band together to fight any super villains.

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The Furlong men all were blessed or cursed with unique abilities. Ten-year-old James Furlong's father was able to shut off all electricity around him when he was scared, and his grandfather went temporarily blind when he thought about sex. James' mother died while giving birth to him, and as he experiments to figure out what his ability is, he unintentionally causes the death of his father and grandmother. Then, when he's sent to a reformatory school and sparks a strange illness that wipes out all the children who bullied him, James flees to a cottage in the woods to live a life of isolation. »

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First look at The Hideaways

3 April 2011 9:11 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

The Irish-French co-production The Hideaways (previously known as The Last Furlong) directed by Agnes Merlet, will have its world premiere at The Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which takes place from April 20th to May 1st.

The supernatural film stars Harry Treadaway as James Furlong and Rachel Hurd-Wood as Mae, with Thomas Sangster as Liam.

Official Synopsis:

James Furlong is the last in a long line of Furlongs, each blessed or cursed with a supernatural power. He longs to discover his own, but his experiments lead only to death in his family. By the time he’s 10, James is the last Furlong.

Sent to a reformatory, he is bullied mercilessly. When a mysterious illness devastates his tormentors, James understands the terrible nature of his powers and flees.

Years pass. On the run from hospital, Mae (19) comes across James in his cottage deep in the woods. He’s terrified of harming her, »

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