Steven Soderbergh is back with a film that is shot with an iPhone camera. But it totally suited the atmosphere of the film and actually was able to show the characters closer and without any effects to make them better than they are.. it allows a much deeper look into their souls.
Claire Foy is brilliant. She totally plays the opposite character to her “The Crown” role. And she could not have been any better. Raw. Honest. Just great.
She plays a woman that seemingly is wrongly put into a mental hospital.
Steven Soderberghs nicely plays with the audience and permanently asks the question is she rightly there or indeed insane? Its a stalking drama that turns into a mystery thriller until it reaches its point as a horror film.
There is a real sense of panic and claustrophobia thanks to the use of wide lenses and close proximity to the actors that probably is in large part due to the fact it was shot on a smartphone. You really feel like you are thrust into the very middle of this nightmare – so kudos to Soderbergh for that.
Go watch it with a group of friends. Don’t let the fact that it was shot on iPhone put you off – you won’t notice once you’re sucked in, and you’ll be inspired to know you can create a filmic masterpiece with what is in your pocket.