By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The new film from Mexican writer/director Alex Kahuam takes cues from Italian giallo cinema.
Genre sales company Black Mandala has announced its acquisition of FORGIVENESS, and released the four variant posters seen below the trailer. Kahuam previously created RED LIGHT, a proof of concept starring genre fave Ted Raimi and Brian Krause (SLEEPWALKERS) that was selected for competition at the Sitges film festival. FORGIVENESS stars Alejandra Toussaint, Laura de Ita, Alberto Trujillo, Santiago Ortiz-Monasterio, Alejandra Zaid, Diana Quijano, Horacio Castelo, Saúl Mercado, Jessica Ortiz, Andres De La Mora, Tasha Carrera, Santiago Mejia and Diego Garza; the synopsis: “Three women mysteriously wake up in a hospital and discover that one of them is deaf, one is mute and the other one is blind; each one of them will have to figure out why they are there and how to get out. Reality is a prison in this surreal, violent and revenge-laden horror thriller. A complex network that little by little, with CARRIE-style powers included, will reveal a world in which abuse and discrimination against women are closely linked.”