The Katherine Film Society will screen the 2018 Danish thriller co-written and directed by Gustav Moller, The Guilty, on Thursday at the Katherine Cinema.
The highly acclaimed film has been lucky to make a name for itself in an industry dominated by big-budget blockbuster films led by equally massive stars - and reach this far-flung outback town.
Shot in just two rooms with actors phoning into the chief character, police dispatch officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren), this low-budget film promises to deliver where so many do not, the film society's spokeswoman said.
"The Film Society has been trying to fit The Guilty into our schedule since the start of the year. Now with just three movies to go we finally get to screen this Danish suspenseful thriller."
Screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, it was selected as the Danish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Critic David Fear labeled the film as one of the more "ingenious imported thrillers to hit theaters in a long while," in the Rolling Stones.
"It's a clever enough variation on a genre, done with a genuine sense of verve - the sort of rough gem you don't want to keep on hold," he wrote.
And Wendy Ide described it in The Guardian as a "masterclass in wringing breathless tension from just a few key ingredients."
The Guilty will be screened on Thursday at 7pm at the Katherine Cinema.
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