Posted Wednesday 08 Jul 2020
We're thrilled to hear that the feature film The Turn of the Screw produced by Nicola Peeperkoorn and Emma Beale will have its world premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival in late July.
Directed by Wellingtonian Alex Galvin and shot entirely in Wellington, the film is an adaptation of the classic Henry James ghost story, but set in present-day Wellington. Actress Julia is a last-minute replacement for another actress at the dress rehearsal of a stage play version of The Turn of the Screw, set in 1890. Arriving at the theatre late that night, Julia is immediately thrown on stage and into her role, playing to an empty auditorium. As she interacts with the other characters and the story becomes increasingly terrifying, she begins to believe that not only is the fictitious house haunted� but also the theatre itself!
The film will screen at the Embassy Cinema Wellington (get tickets for this event here) in its New Zealand premiere on Thursday 6 August at 7.00 pm, and in Auckland on Wednesday 12 August at Event Cinemas Westfield Newmarket.