Rift (Rökkur) (2017)

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Gunner receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar, months after they broke up. Einar sounds distraught, like he's about to do something terrible to himself, so Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there's more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.

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Critic Reviews for Rift (Rökkur)

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Tighter editing would have enhanced the film's effectiveness. But the cinematography is striking, sound and music are superb and the two leading actors - who carry much of the movie by themselves - both give telling performances.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Mysterious, eerie and suspenseful.

Nov 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Its crisp cinematography, choice of landscape and gripping performances make it a memorable addition to the cultural definitions of horror film.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 9 | Full Review…

As an exploration of a dead relationship, it fails to summon emotional resonance. As a horror film, it is not scary. As both, it's simply incoherent.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A slow, subtle, and at times sensual, study into relationships - how they change and the ghosts of the past, Rift is a masterstroke in how to take the viewer by surprise.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Sleek and dark... beautifully made, and packed with fiendishly clever touches.

Jun 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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