Psychological Thriller ‘MARIONETTE’ to screen at Virtual Cannes 2020

Psychological Thriller ‘MARIONETTE’ to screen at Virtual Cannes 2020

Who is really pulling the strings?

Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2020 – Living in an alternate reality, ‘MARIONETTE’ tells the story of a therapist who loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future.

After picking up world rights at Frontières Platform at the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes, ROCK SALT RELEASING will screen multi-award winning Dutch director, Elbert van Strien’s (Two Eyes Staring, Forbidden Eyes) gripping psychological thriller, MARIONETTE at this years virtual Cannes, on Wed., June 24th at Riviera Sunset (19:30) and on Thurs., June 25th at Riviera #6 (17:00).

Written by Elbert van Strien and Ben Hopkins, MARIONETTE is a new take on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense (1999), starring Thekla Reuten (Red Sparrow, In Bruges, The American), Primetime Emmy nominee, Peter Mullan (Children of Men, Ozark, War Horse), Elijah Wolf (T2, Trainspotting), Rebecca Front (Transformers: The Last Knight, The Thick of It), and veteran actor, Bill Paterson (The Witches, Kingdom of Heaven).

MARIONETTE tells the story of a child therapist, Marianne (Reuten), who moves to Scotland to start a new life after the tragic death of her husband. She begins to treat a disturbed ten-year-old boy, Manny (Elijah Wolf), who draws pictures of terrible events. But when Manny’s drawings prove to be predictions of real, future events, Marianne begins an obsessive quest for the truth that will quickly derail her life.

MARIONETTE will screen Wed., June 24th at Riviera Sunset (19:30) and on Thurs., June 25th at Riviera #6 (17:00). Watch the trailer from Deadline here:

Produced by Accento Films & Bosbros, the highly anticipated psychological thriller also features Sam Hazeldine (The Hitman’s Body Guard, The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Emun Elliott (Prometheus, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), Marnie Baxter (Coronation Street, Shetland), Jochum ten Haaf (Dunkirk) and John Scougall (Lovesick, The Victim).

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MARIONETTE (2020, 112 min.) Directed by: Elbert van Strien. Written by: Elbert van Strien & Ben Hopkins. Producers: Claudia Brandt, Burny Bos, Elbert van Strien. Editor: Herman P. Koerts. Director of Photography: Guido van Gennep. Music: Han Otten, Maurits Overdulve. Netherlands and Scotland, English. Accento Films & Bosbros, ROCK SALT RELEASING.

Production companies: Accento Films & Bosbros (NL)

Co-producers: Samsa Films (LUX) & Black Camel Pictures (UK)


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