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Written & Directed by Simon Horrocks
Official Selection HOFER FILMTAGE
Third Contact is a 2012 British psychological thriller film written and directed by Simon Horrocks. Shot on a camcorder for less than £4000 the film tells the story of a psychotherapist who becomes involved in a personal investigation into the mysterious suicides of two clients. The film received its world premiere at the Internationale Hofer Filmtage on 25 October 2012 in Hof.
Dr David Wright's emotional torment now prevents him from functioning as a therapist. The woman he has loved has vanished from his life 'forever'.
Rene Maurer, one of his regular patients, has died - an apparent suicide. Rene's sister, Erika, traveling to London to sort out his things, discovers something curious - his apartment is almost empty. A cup, a spoon, a fork, a knife, frames without pictures, torn photos...
One more curiosity - a list of memories. Four dated descriptions of moments in Rene's life. Another patient dies. Another list of memories. There's something strange going on. Something sinister behind these 'suicides'...
After successfully raising £15,000 on kickstarter.com for theatrical distribution, the film received its global premiere at the BFI IMAX on 2 September 2013.
Critic Thomas Rothschild said, "It is no exaggeration to say it's quite the masterpiece and a sensational debut by Horrocks, director and cameraman." Ralph Sziegoleit wrote, "An inner journey is described in this difficult but fascinating film. One of the kind that quite often was the beginning of a great career." Katie-Jane Hall said it was difficult "to convey the sheer artistic brilliance and visual beauty that the work possesses".
John Kay Steel
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