Cured (The)

Cine 1 - 13/04/2018 18:30

Four years after a viral epidemic turned the infected into rabid brain-eaters, a cure has finally been found. 75% of patients are in complete remission and can re-enter civil society. Senan is one of them. He is relieved to be reunited with his sister-in-law and his nephew without wanting to eat their limbs. However, it’s not really a happy end. He might be cured, but he has not forgotten the atrocious acts he’s committed. Moreover, in addition to a difficult reintegration, the ex-infected have to face hatred and discrimination. Some even want to intern them in camps. And then there are the 25% who can not be cured. While the army starts to impose a final solution, some of the cured turn to violence to be heard.

In his debut feature, director David Freyne uses the allegory of the infected as a metaphor for social discrimination. It reminds you of The Revenants, but here the filmmaker adds a political layer. His subtext is quite flexible and allows him to give xenophobes, neo-liberals and eurosceptics the finger. As you will have understood by now, The Cured is far from being an ordinary zombie-flick. Carried by the incredible Ellen Page (Inception, Hard Candy) and acclaimed by international critics, it is almost your duty to come and watch it at the BIFFF!

Genre(s) zombie
Competition(s) Méliès Competition
Premiere Belgian Premiere
Country Ireland
Audience CNA
Audio English
Subtitles Dutch, French
Director David Frayne
Cast Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Distributor Splendid Film
Running time 95'

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