Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore) returns with her new film Berlin Syndrome which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to fairly strong notices with Screen Daily noting:
The quality package – the cinematography and score are both first-rate – should go some way towards countering the marketing challenge posed by its trickily ambiguous tone.
Synopsis: Starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt, BERLIN SYNDROME is a gripping thriller from acclaimed Australian director Cate Shortland. Alone and adrift in Berlin, Australian Photographer Clare (Palmer) meets charismatic local Andi (Riemelt) and there is an instant attraction between them. But what begins as a passionate romance takes a sinister turn when Clare wakes up one morning to discover Andi has locked her in his apartment, and he has no intention of letting her leave, ever. Biding her time, Clare plots her escape as the walls of Andi’s apartment close in, all the while becoming drawn into a complex relationship with her captor.
BERLIN SYNDROME releases in AUSTRALIA on APRIL 20, 2017 through ENTERTAINMENT ONE AUSTRALIA