TIFF Exclusive: Clémence Poésy Gets Spooked In Clip From Thriller ‘The Ones Below’
By Edward Davis The Playlist
September 1, 2015 at 12:33PM
The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off next week, and it’s the place where awards season contenders start the road to potential Oscar glory. However, there are many other movies, in a variety of styles and genres, that are potential for breakout status too, and one to keep an eye on is “The Ones Below,” and today we have an exclusive clip.
Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell Moore, and Laura Birn star in the picture, directed by playwright David Farr, about a London couple whose arrival of a new baby, and the friendship with a new tenant that moves in downstairs, brings an increasing sense of paranoia. And as you’ll see in this clip, strange things start happening around the home in this Polanski-esque drama. Here’s the official synopsis:
Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are an affluent couple in a tony London suburb awaiting not just the arrival of their first-born, but also the new tenants who will rent the apartment downstairs following the death of its previous inhabitant. When Jon (David Morrissey) and Teresa (Laura Birn) move in — he a self-assured businessman, she a self-possessed professional — Kate and Justin set out to befriend their neighbours.
Things get off to a good start: the overgrown back garden is restored to its immaculate former glory, and, lo and behold, the new couple is also expecting a child. They seem to have lots in common, but things take a strange turn at their first dinner party, and yet another with the birth of Kate and Justin’s baby boy. These twists, and many others, provide the dramatic underpinnings on which Farr can turn the screws on his four main characters.
“The Ones Below” will make its World Premiere at TIFF. Watch below.
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