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Tim Roth gaslights Rebecca Hall in Resurrection trailer

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The human mind is such a delicate thing. Sometimes we have to cling to a few lies and illusions just to survive the day. That’s one of the reasons why the latest trailer for Resurrection is so interesting. In the film, Rebecca Hall’s Margaret is plagued by the events of her past, and her mental struggles seem to have been an ongoing challenge for her to deal with. However, the relatively happy life that Margaret put together as a single mother is shattered when David (Tim Roth) re-enters her life.

This trailer seems to be intentionally unclear about what relationship Margaret and David had in the past. It’s also unclear whether David gasps Margaret when he claims he doesn’t know her, or whether she’s simply projecting her justifiable fears about David’s return on someone else. Margaret’s daughter, Abbie (Grace Kaufman), even tells her mother that she may have an “episode.” This suggests that Margaret had some mental breakdowns before. It also forces viewers to question whether David’s threat is real, or whether it’s all in Margaret’s mind. How far will Margaret go to protect herself from threats both real and imagined?

Michael Esper co-stars in the film as Peter, with Angela Wong Carbone as Gwyn, and Jaime Zevallos as Driver. Andrew Semans wrote and directed Resurrection of script, which placed in the 2019 Black List of the best unproduced films.

Resurrection will premiere simultaneously in theaters and digitally on August 5th. Shudder will then broadcast Resurrection to its subscribers in November.

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