Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens
Directed by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau
Written by Laura Lau
Indie darling Elizabeth Olsen follows up her star-making turn in last fall’s Martha Marcy May Marlene with Silent House, a remake of 2010’s La casa muda, a Uruguayan horror film which received some attention when it played Cannes. Open Water’s Chris Kentis helms the remake with that film’s producer Laura Lau co-directing and writing the script. Both films are based around the hook that everything takes place in one continuous shot in real time. Fortunately, Silent House surpasses that gimmick thanks to Olsen’s riveting performance and an ending that imbues the film with more soul than one might expect.