The line dividing reality and fantasy gets blurred (or does it?) in Cannes Palme d'Or winner (for the short film BATHING MICKEY) Frida Kempff's psychological horror KNOCKING, which is getting a digital release through Signature Entertainment.
Discharged from hospital having been traumatised by the accidental death of her lover, Molly (Cecilia Milocco) moves to a new apartment in a tower block with the intention of rebuilding her life. Soon her nights are being disturbed by a knocking sound that seems to be coming from directly above her. None of the residents on the next floor up will admit to it, but soon Molly's noting other strange things, like a spot of blood on the ceiling or the fact the knocks seems to have the rhythm of Morse code.
A brief (78 minutes) well shot, well acted low budget thriller that gradually winds up the tension until the final frame, KNOCKING keeps you guessing as to whether what's happening to Molly is real or all (or part) in her head. The director does a fine job of drawing you into the claustrophobia of Molly's world, physically, socially and psychologically. It's Frida Kempff's first feature and suggests she could be destined for greater things.
Frida Kempff's KNOCKING is out on digital download from Signature Entertainment on Monday 15th November 2021
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