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Lion (2017)

An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare!

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Davide Melini

Writer:

Davide Melini
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Pedro Sánchez Pedro Sánchez ... Leon
Michael Segal Michael Segal ... Jeff
Tania Mercader Tania Mercader ... Amanda
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An isolated chalet in a snowy forest... A man blinded by alcohol... A woman unable to rebel... And an 8-year-old child troubled and dark... The silent night is broken with cries... the start of a terrible nightmare!

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Man's biggest fear has risen again!

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Short | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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2017 (UK) See more »

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Fifth short film, written and directed by Davide Melini. See more »

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Jeff: Again with the fucking lions?
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My Review Of "Lion"
14 August 2018 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

Davide Melini's horror short "Lion" is a poignant, and deeply poetic scream against child abuse and domestic violence. The film stars Pedro Sanchez, Michael Segal, and Tania Mercader, and has had a phenomenal festival run resulting in critical acclaim and multiple awards. Blending classic creature feature affectations with social awareness, "Lion" plays out a positive "fight back" declaration against the stigmas surrounding child abuse with a cleverly told horror story.

Melini offers a strong, dark story that is smart, and very much on point with a very real problem in society - domestic violence, specifically child abuse. "Lion" is a heartful and fantastical "fight song" for the victim of this global nightmare.

The special effects are minimalist in design, but still add a strong, impactful presence. Shot concisely with creative and smart choices, the limited gore and kill sequences work nicely, giving the film a classic horror element. It throws back to more psychological horror movies that restrain from hardcore visceral effects.

Overall "Lion" is a beautiful, dark fantasy with parapsychological aspects. The story is clever, the creature elements and message are near perfection. A definite must watch short film!


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