Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen


Kathleen Murphy writes:

A remake of La casa muda, Uruguay's 2010 Oscar nominee for foreign language film, Silent House surpasses its source thanks to Elizabeth Olsen's powerful performance and Igor Martinovic's strikingly imaginative camerawork. Written and directed by husband-and-wife duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau (Open Water), Silent House opens on a small figure hunched atop a lakeside rock. From a God's-eye POV the camera lowers to follow Sarah (Olsen) across a field to an old house, where her father drives up as though conjured by her very presence. Could be that our girl never leaves that rock, but stays still to loose the single, unbroken, real-time camera movement that comprises Silent House. That movement unreels a young woman's dream or fantasy, one long slip-slide from normalcy into nightmare and out again. (There are subliminal cuts somewhere in Silent House. Knock yourself out looking for them. The rest of us will go with the movie's very scary flow.)

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