IFC Midnight has released the first official trailer from Jennifer Reeder’s visionary coming-of-age thriller KNIVES AND SKIN, which you can take a gander at below and let us know what you think. They also released a brand new poster to go along with the trailer.
The film stars Kate Arrington (The Irishman, Hello I Must Be Going), Tony Fitzpatrick (Married to the Mob, Philadelphia), Tim Hopper (School of Rock, Vanilla Sky), Raven Whitley (Red Line), and Ty Olwin (Personal Shopper). The film was directed by Jennifer Reeder.
KNIVES AND SKIN was produced by Brian Hieggelke and Jan Hieggelke of Newcity/Chicago Film Project. The film had its World Premiere at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival and had its North American debut at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. KNIVES AND SKIN will next screen at the upcoming 2019 Fantastic Fest, and the prestigious 2019 Deauville American Film Festival.
KNIVES AND SKIN follows the investigation of a young girl’s disappearance in a stylized version of a rural Midwest town that hovers just above reality, led by an inexperienced local sheriff. Unusual coping techniques develop among the traumatized small-town residents with each new secret revealed. The ripple of fear and suspicion destroys some relationships and strengthens others. The backdrop of trauma colors quintessential rituals – classrooms, dances, courtship, football games – in which the teenagers experience an accelerated loss of innocence while their parents are forced to confront adulthood failures. This mystical teen noir presents coming of age as a lifelong process and examines the profound impact of grief.
The deal for the film was negotiated by EVP of Acquisitions and Productions of IFC Films Arianna Bocco and Acquisitions Coordinator Adam Koehler with CAA/Gersh on behalf of the filmmaker.
IFC Midnight will be releasing the film in theaters on December 6, 2019.