Dutch writer-director Martin Koolhoven has never strayed away from challenging subject matter, and in 2017, he is fully embracing bitter darkness with Brimstone; the mean western-thriller which stunned festival audiences earlier this year.
In typically polarising fashion, many lauded the film with praise – commenting on its bravery and unflinching brutality – whilst others labeled it as “misogynistic”, “repugnant”, and “utter trash”. Brimstone competed for the Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival in September and features an all-star ensemble including Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington and Carice van Houten. Check out the brooding International trailer right here.
A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Pearce) – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear not. Retribution is coming. Brimstone is both written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Martin Koolhoven, of Winter in Wartime, Happy Family, Bonkers, South and De grot previously.
Brimstone is scheduled for a UK and US release in March 2017.
Source: First Showing