Cannes Jury Prize-winning Persepolis and Chicken With Plums director Vincent Paronnaud had a good virtual festival run this year with his latest survival thriller, Hunted, which stars Magritte Award-winning actors Lucie Debay (The Confession) and Arieh Worthalter (Girl) for the story of a woman cornered into survival against a sadistic stalker.
You’re welcome to skim my review from October during its Nightstream run if you’re curious. Otherwise, the film’s pending exclusive Shudder release now welcomes an official trailer as of Thursday, and a premiere date set for January 14 in U.S., Canada and U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle where available.
What started as a flirtatious encounter at a bar turns into a life-or-death struggle as Eve (Lucie Debay) becomes the unknowing target of a misogynistic plot against her. Forced to flee as two men pursue her through the forest, she’s pushed to her extremes while fighting to survive in the wilderness—but survival isn’t enough for Eve. She will have revenge.
A modern and radical take on the Little Red Riding Hood fable, HUNTED is an exhilarating, transcendent, and frequently brutal survival tale that elevates itself with the power of myth and magic, while still holding an exacting mirror to present-day society.
The acclaimed French filmmaker and comic artist makes his solo directorial debut, co-written with Léa Pernollet, and also stars Ciaran O’Brien.
Benoit Roland (The Hole In The Ground) produced with Alexandre Perrier (Swagger). Pic hails from Kidam & Wrong Men and is a co-production with Savage Production, Charades, Longride, BNP Paribas Fortis, VOO, and BeTV.