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TIFF Review: ‘The Wind’

September 16, 2018Sherry Li

The Wind, from director Emma Tammi, makes use of its incredibly eerie prairie setting, amazing cast and fantastic score to create a chilling nightmare filled with paranoia and unease.

Set in the 1800s, the film follows Elizabeth Macklin, played by Caitlin Gerard, and her husband Isaac (Ashley Zukerman), who have settled in the middle of nowhere in the American frontier. When a new couple moves in, the total population of the settlement raises to four. Told in non-chronological order, the movie carefully unravels the horrors of the land to the audience and to Elizabeth, and viewers are left questioning what is real and what is paranoia.

The Wind takes advantages of its setting — using animals, sounds and everyday objects, along with its smart directing — to make use of every single scene to build tension. The movie will satisfy horror fans with a hauntingly beautiful story that will leave viewers guessing until the very end.

The Wind makes its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Its runtime is 1 hr. 26 min.

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