Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Lost Child Is Worth The Watch

  Now Video On Demand and DVD

Starring Leven Rambin (HBO's "True Detective", THE HUNGER GAMES),
Taylor John Smith (HBO's "Sharp Objects")
and Jim Parrack (SUICIDE SQUAD, HBO's "True Blood")


** WINNER - Best Actress - 2018 Taormina Film Festival **
** WINNER - Best Narrative Feature - 2018 Kansas City Film Festival **
** Official Selection - 2018 Bentonville Film Festival **
** Official Selection - 2018 Heartland Film Festival **
** Official Selection - 2018 Sarasota Film Festival **

LOST CHILD, written/directed by Ramaa Mosley (THE BRASS TEAPOT) along with producer/writer Tim Macy, stars HUNGER GAMES and True Detective alum Leven Rambin and follows an army veteran, Fern, who returns home in order to look for her brother, only to discover an abandoned boy lurking in the woods behind her childhood home. After taking in the boy, she searches for clues to his identity, and discovers the local folklore about a malevolent, life-draining spirit that comes in the form of a child.

Ramaa Mosley  is  a  Director/Writer  who  made  her  first  film  at  the  age  of  16  years  old  winning the prestigious  United  Nation's  Global  500  Award.  Over  the  past  twenty  years,  Mosley  has  directed feature films  and  hundreds  of  of  award  winning  commercials  building  a  career  directing  action  and genuind human  stories. Mosley  directed  her  debut  feature  film, based  on  the  original  comic  book she  co-wrote, titled THE BRASS TEAPOT  starring  Juno  Temple  which  premiered  at TIFF and was distributed  by Magnolia pictures in 2013. It was  nominated  for  the International  Critics'  Award (FIPRESCI) and a Saturn Award.

Mosley was recently named as part of NBC's inaugural class for its new “Female Forward” directors initiative which will provide female directors a pipeline into scripted television. She has been paired with the hit show "Blindspot".

The 411:

I didn't love or hate this movie. It was one of those movies that kept changing for me. One minute I think it is going in this direction and the next I am changing my opinion. The acting was good especially Landon Edwards, Levin Rambin, and Jim Parrack and the story line had so many opportunities to be a really good movie but it didn't ever cross over to that for me. 

Fern returns home from the Army and is going to live in her recently deceased father's house. She heads out to the bar and has a one night stand with a man named Mike who turns out to be the town social worker. In the woods she finds a boy named Cecil dressed poorly and obviously hungry and alone. She invites him back to her home where strange things start happening like her hair is turning grey and she is getting sick.

Is it a movie about PTSD? Maybe, our main character does have moments where she seems to be fighting her time in service. Is it a movie about dysfunctional families? Maybe, Fern left to join the army and it tore her family apart. Her brother sees her and beats her up, wanting nothing to do with her. Is it about the sometimes horrible conditions some foster children deal with? Well, maybe because the movie touches on that when we see the foster home that Cecil is taken to. Is it a paranormal movie? Possibly, the towns folklore talks about a Tatterdemalion who comes in the form of a child. Cecil, won't sit on a seat with salt on it, enter a house with a triangle above it and disappears in a photo that Mike swears he took of him to some men.  It touches on all this and more. I wish it would have stuck with a theme because the actors were wonderful.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary screener for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered or received. 

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