by Neil Burger
United States, 2023, 109', color
06 December 21:15 - Cineteca Milano Arlecchino

Helena has a loving husband, a beautiful daughter and a business that that fills her days. But she also has a secret: her mother was abducted as a teenager and held captive in a mountain cabin in the most remote forests in Canada, where Helena herself was born and lived as a child. Over twenty years later, her secret comes to light when her father breaks out of prison, and the only person who can stop him is the one who knows him better than anyone else: his daughter.

Elle Smith
Mark L. Smith
based on the novel by
Karen Dionne
Alwin H. Küchler
Naomi Geraghty

Adam Janota Bzowski
production design
Tim Grimes
Anne Dixon

Daisy Ridley
Ben Mendelsohn
Brooklynn Prince
Gil Birmingham
Caren Pistorius
Garrett Hedlund
Joey Carson
Pamela MacDonald
Joshua Peace
Dan Abramovici

Keith Redmon
Teddy Schwarzman
Mark L. Smith

Black Bear Pictures
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Neil Burger is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and film and television producer. He graduated from Yale University. In the 1980s, he starting producing experimental films. In 2002, he wrote and directed his first film, Interview with the Assassin. Four years later he directed The Illusionist, based on a short story by Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Steven Millhause, Eisenheim the Illusionist.

2023 The Marsh King’s Daughter
2021 Voyagers
2017 The Upside
2014 Divergent


2011 Limitless
2008 The Lucky Ones
2006 The Illusionist
2002 Interview with the Assassin