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THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.Written by
I believe that the harsh criticism this film recieved by the audience is simply down to the fact that director Lenny Abrahamson did not give the audience what they were expecting. One critic described it as "not scary enough", as he/she was clearly disappointed, not to be given a character who asks "Who's there?" whenever they hear a noise. This is a movie that does not fit in a tidy box, but takes elements from a wide variety of genres to tell a truly unique story with a fascinating character.
Lenny Abrahamson is a director touched by the hand of the cinema god. Visually, this film is beautiful. From the stunning production design to the uniform and muted colour palette. The sound design Is not the cliche loud noises you will find in horrors, but instead uses natural sounds such as the creaking of an old house and silence to create an uncomfortable atmosphere.
I found the character of Faraday (Donal Gleeson) truly facinating. An ocean of emotion contained in a conservative upper class persona. I found it particularly fascinating how Lenny explored the harsh consequences suppressed emotions and a lack of self-awareness can do.
This won't give you what you think you want, but will certainly give you what you want. Thank you Lenny.
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