The Shout

Directed by Jerzy Skolimowsky

Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski offers an uncanny and uncompromising vision of rural English life in this disquieting horror, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival in 1978.

The peaceful married life of Rachel and Anthony Fielding is disrupted by the arrival of Crossley – a mysterious traveller who descends on their secluded corner of the Devon coast. Anthony, an avant-garde musician, is initially curious about Crossley’s claim that he possesses a supernatural shout that is loud enough to kill. But the visitor’s outlandish stories about his shamanistic powers soon become a terrifying reality as he ruthlessly invades the couple’s life together.

Languages:
English

Duration:
86 minutes

Year of production:
1978