The Transfiguration is a bold new take on the vampire movie which follows Milo (Eric Ruffin), a troubled teen with a fascination for vamp lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie (Chloe Levine), the pair form a bond that begins to blur Milo’s fantasy into reality.
The title refers to a transition into a more beautiful or spiritual state, though it looks like the transformation in writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature will be grounded in a more brutal reality.
In our first-look review of the film from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, we praised the director’s “romantic eye for portraying the two kids together.” O’Shea has referred to it as “George Romero’s Martin meets Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.”
Look out for this intriguing indie horror when it’s released in UK cinemas 21 April.
Published 16 Mar 2017
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