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Adrien Brody sees dead people in Michael Petroni's (Till Human Voices Wake Us) derivative ghost story about a psychologist literally being haunted by the ghosts of his past. But while the Oscar-winning actor delivers a typically intense turn in this Australian thriller, the film doesn't manage to shed its overwhelming air of familiarity and obvious debt to such genre predecessors as The Sixth Sense, among countless others. Having recently received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Backtrack seems mainly destined for a future on VOD and late-night cable. Shrink Peter Bowers (Brody, sporting an effective Aussie
- Frank Scheck
In the film, trouble psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) is suffering from nightmares and eerie visions. When he uncovers a horrifying secret that all of his patients share, he is put on a course that takes him back to the small hometown he fled years ago. There he confronts his demons and unravels a mystery 20 years in the making.
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Petroni is an AFI alumnus. After winning AFI Screenplay of the Year for Till Human Voices Wake Us, he made it into a feature starring Guy Pearce and Helena Bonham Carter. Fox 2000 is currently producing Petroni’s script Afterlife with Kevin Lima directing. »
- Michelle McCue
Landing between SXSW and the Cannes Film Festival, it would be easy to overlook the Tribeca Film Festival, but that would be a mistake. The festival has developed a reputation for being the place where hidden gems are discovered, and where movies that weren't on the radar before, suddenly fly into view. One that could gain some attention is the supernatural "Backtrack," and today we have an exclusive clip from the film. Written and directed by Michael Petroni ("Till Human Voices Wake Us"), and starring Adrien Brody and Sam Neill, the story follows psychologist Peter Bower, whose life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts, which leads to uncovering a terrifying secret from his past. In this exclusive clip, Peter witnesses first hand the fear that grips his clients and is appropriately spooked by what he sees. "Backtrack" will have its »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Shot in Australia, Backtrack follows the troubled psychotherapist Peter Bowers (Adrien Brody) who is suffering from nightmares and visions. When he discovers all his patients are ghost of people who died in an accident 20 years ago, his life is thrown into turmoil..
It is Petroni's first Australian film in over ten years, with credits including The Book Thief, The Rite and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader..
Backtrack will screen as one of the 40 films in the festival.s Spotlight category, and is one of 24 to have its world premiere..
- Emily Blatchford
4 items from 2015
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