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CITADEL - Toronto Premiere! - Mon, Oct 22, 9.45 PM at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Directed by Ciaron Foy, Ireland/UK, 2012, 84 mins

Principal Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wunmi Mosaku

Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Mon, Oct 22, 9.45pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. W. at Bathurst. Door Tickets from: 5.45pm, Seating from: 9.15pm.
$14 Regular, $24 Double Feature w/ GRAVE ENCOUNTERS 2 at 6.45 pm. Buy Advance Online Here until 11.59pm Day Before Show.

Short Description

Following an unprovoked attack by a mysterious group of hooded thugs, a young father finds himself paralyzed by fear and unable to leave his home. To compound his nightmare, the local priest warns him that the hoodies will be back one day to claim the child.  A terrifying film, dripping in palpable fear, CITADEL was a deserved winner of the Midnighters Audience Award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

The Buzz

“An incredibly well-shot, terrifying and freakish horror drama that’s loaded with violence, scares and intensity that only David Cronenberg’s The Brood could deliver.” - Bloody-Disgusting

“An intensely suspenseful horror-thriller….skillfully taps into primal fears and urban paranoia to keep the audience consistently unsettled” - Variety

“Riveting…CITADEL is solid, serious, character-driven horror.” - Rue Morgue

Official Selection - over 10 International Film Festivals including SXSW, Puchon (PIFAN), Fantasia, Sitges

Winner - 7 Film Festival Awards - including Audience Award for Best Feature Film, Midnight Program (SXSW),  Best Director (PIFAN), Best Fantastic Feature Film (Neuchatel Fantasy)

SYNOPSIS

Tommy and his pregnant wife Joanne had almost made it out of Edentown, a crumbling Irish housing estate, when Joanne was fatally attacked by a pack of strange hooded youngsters at their very doorstep.  Left traumatized and agoraphobic, Tommy is trying his best to raise his infant daughter, even though he is terrified to leave his home. Just when there is one bright spark in his life, a caring nurse who has reached out to help him, it seems that the hoodies are back to torment him, and take his daughter with them. Almost at his wits end, Tommy must decide whether or not to trust an angry renegade priest and his blind companion who tell him that these hooded figures are no longer human, and that their tower block citadel must be destroyed once and for all.
This first feature by writer-director Ciarán Foy ratchets up the tension and paranoia, portrayed brilliantly by Aneurin Barnard in his role as Tommy. CITADEL shows us what fear is, and dares us to defeat it
- Steven Landry

Screens with Short Film:
CHILDREN OF THE DARK
Grand Prize, Bloodshots 48 Film Festival
Scott Belyea, 10 min, Canada, 2012
Two young boys search for their past and struggle to survive in a world gone straight to hell. An unrelenting slice of post-apocalyptic bleakness, impressively produced in only 48 hours.
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