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Film Fest Gent - Regression
Archived: Regression (2015)

director: Alejandro Amenábar

composer: Roque Banos
With: Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Aaron Ashmore, a.o.

duration: 106 minutes
Film Fest Gent - Regression


The dark thriller from the Spanish director behind 'The Others' and 'The Sea Inside' stars Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke. The plot revolves around a father who is accused of a crime he has no memory of committing.Alejandro Amenabar's 1996 debut 'Tesis' was a smartly crafted, intelligent, claustrophobically moody film about the elasticity of what we call "the truth." Much the same can be said of 'Regression', his third English-language film and a reversion of sorts to Amenabar's cinematic origins. The film is satisfying as a compact horror-tinged psychological thriller. But it's most interesting beneath its polished, doomy surface, where complex concerns about the cultural origins of our fears are skillfully explored. The result is a film "which can and will be enjoyed on at least two levels, and which reconfirms Amenabar's transnational reputation as perhaps Spain's predominant American indie director". (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Alejandro Amenábar
composer: Roque Banos
producer: Alejandro Amenábar
screenplay: Alejandro Amenábar
Editor: Carolina Martínez Urbina
Cinematography: Daniel Aranyó

production company: Mod Producciones

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: Spain - Canada
year: 2015


ALEJANDRO AMENABAR (1972): Himenóptero (Short - 1992), Luna (Short - 1995), Thesis (1996), Abre los ojos (1997), The Others (2001), Mar adentro (2004), Agora (2009), Nancys Rubias: Me encanta (I Love It) (Video - 2013), Regression (2005), Vale (short - 2015).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

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