Darkness by Day
Directed by Martín De Salvo
It starts like this: a beach, a cliff, a pine tree forest, and a house made of stone. In the house, Virginia wakes up startled by a nightmare, and in the nightmare we can see her cousin Anabel with a deathly pale face and traces of blood around her lips.
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★★★★ review by Tiz on Letterboxd
Marc Mohan, in one of the only existing reviews for this film on Rotten Tomatoes, describes the performances herein as "naturalistic but almost somnolent," and I wouldn't disagree with that though I think it's to the benefit of Darkness by Day's tone. There's something suffocating about the hazy pacing, curious and vaguely foreboding in the moment of the experience but ultimately snowballing into a story of "too little, too late."
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