By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After terrifying audiences at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and elsewhere with his short films LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY and NINJAS, and the Coffin Joe movie EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (which he co-scripted), Brazilian filmmaker Dennison Ramalho has his feature directorial debut THE NIGHTSHIFTER world-premiering at Fantasia this month. We’ve got the new trailer and a couple of pics to share.
THE NIGHTSHIFTER will have its debut screening at Fantasia on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m., with Ramalho in attendance; tickets go on sale tomorrow at 1 p.m. EST at the Fantasia website. The director also scripted the movie with Claudia Jouvin, and the cast includes Bianca Comparato, Daniel De Oliveira, Cauã Martins, Fabíula Nascimento, Annalara Prates and Marco Ricca. The synopsis: “Stênio works the night shift at a morgue in a very large, very violent city. On the job, he sees cadavers in every conceivable state, often the victims of horrific gang warfare. While most would be rather unsettled by it all, Stênio is not. For the dead speak to him. Not in any metaphorical sense but in a very literal way. Stênio was born with an occult gift and while not everyone would be at ease conversing with mutilated cadavers on slabs, he has learned that there are endless secrets that can be gleaned this way. Related to crime. To prosperity. One day he learns a terrible secret about people in his own life. He commits the sin of acting on knowledge obtained from the dead, cursing himself and those dearest to him in the process.”