A terrifying game of strategy and wits between a dangerous young genius and a psychologist.
Does a caring heart leave you vulnerable to evil? Jimmy is a committed child psychologist who uses his own playbook. When he is brought in to work with Ellie, he is completely unprepared for his subject—a 9-year-old psychopathic genius with nothing to lose. As he begins to understand the extent of her capabilities and the fate that has been planned for her, he struggles to overcome her defenses before it is too late for them both. Reminiscent of a cerebral episode of the Twilight Zone, this quiet, understated study in suspense will hold you in its iron grip long after the last frame fades. – Pia Chamberlain
Preceded by the short film: Time To Love; dir. Pierre Ferriere; France; 10 min.