What Keeps You Alive

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Directed by Colin Minihan
2018
Canada
98 minutes
18+
Jackie and her wife Jules are celebrating their anniversary in a lakeside cabin. But something’s very, very wrong. A riveting rural psycho-thriller and SXSW Midnighter selection.

The latest film by multitalented genre maven Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters, 2011) takes familiar horror-thriller ingredients and forges them into a story that upends convention and expectation. There’s the happy couple skipping off for a romantic weekend in the wilderness. Then there’s the old family cabin with its history and secrets. And of course the neighbours across the lake seem to know…something. Minihan’s cleverly crafted screenplay then rearranges everything into a pulse-pounding tale in which untamed landscape and raw emotion become inextricably linked. This compelling study in primal fear features knockout central performances by Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen.

A thriller with a truly clever turn in that it starts feeling like it’s taking the audience in one direction and then takes a sharp right angle into something else entirely. – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

There are some inspired decisions by both Minihan and his cast that help elevate his latest and transform the heady thriller into an experience that gleefully pulls the rug out from beneath you time and time again. – Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

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What Keeps You Alive

Dendy Newtown
Fri 8 June
6:30pm—8:08pm
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What Keeps You Alive

Event Cinemas George St 9
Tue 12 June
8:30pm—10:08pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2018
Classification
18+
Country
Canada
Language
In English
Director
Colin Minihan
Producer
Kurtis David Harder, Chris Ball, Ben Knechtel, Colin Minihan
Cast
Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen
Screenwriter
Colin Minihan
Cinematographer
David Schuurman
Company Credits
World Sales: MPI Media Group
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