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The Gift

Thriller


 

A man from the past comes back to haunt a couple, leaving wrapped presents at their doorstep.

"The Gift" is the gift that keeps on giving... the creeps. Hooked from the very first interaction between our lead characters, the suspense builds as their rich and sinister backstories are revealed. Largely set in a single house, this conspicuous setting brings even more unease, in its vulnerability and realism. Interest tends to wane towards the end as the conceit becomes a little monotonous. But the film's greatest achievement is its unpredictability. You don't know how it's going to end, which is a rare cinematic gift.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2015
Roadshow Films 108 mins