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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 04.19.17] post apocalyptic thriller

We've been eagerly awaiting writer/director Stephen Fingleton's The Survivalist since the first trailer dropped back in 2016. Shades of The Road and Z for Zachariah abound.

Well the wait it over thanks to IFC Midnight who will release the film next month.

A time of starvation. The Survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest protecting his crop from intruders with his shotgun and improvised traps. But the long years alone have taken their toll on him and he is beginning to lose his grip on reality.

Everything changes when a starving woman called KATHRYN and her teenage daughter, MILJA, discover the farm. Desperate for shelter, the mother offers up her daughter to spend the night with him in return for bed and board. Overcome with desire, Survivalist breaks his strict code of self-preservation and accepts them into his cabin. As the exchange becomes an uneasy ongoing arrangement, the women plot to get rid of Survivalist and have the farm for themselves. But just as they are about to put their plan into action, an intruder kidnaps Milja and Survivalist risks his life to save her.

As he is nursed back to health by the women, food runs short on the farm and they are forced to make desperate decisions to survive.

The Survivalist stars Martin McCann as the titular character, a nameless man who has been living off a small plot of land which he has managed to keep to himself thanks to it being hidden deep in the forest. And then two women stumble into his world and offer an exchange which puts his survival at risk.

The Survivalist will hit select theaters and VOD on May 19.

Recommended Release: Z for Zachariah

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uncleB (3 years ago) Reply

I've seen this. Mia Goth is in it. Was a pretty good flick. Low budget with a good story.


Babylon (3 years ago) Reply

It's been on Sky cinema for months

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