FRÉWAKA

FRÉWAKA

Directed by Aislinn Clarke
Ireland | 103 min | 2024 | Irish, English | Folk Horror

Haunted by a personal tragedy, home care worker, Shoo, is sent to a remote village to care for an agoraphobic woman who fears the neighbours as much as she fears the Na Sídhe – sinister entities who she believes abducted her decades before. As the two develop a strangely deep connection, Shoo is consumed by the old woman’s paranoia, rituals, and superstitions, eventually confronting the horrors from her own past.

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Credits 

Director: Aislinn Clarke
Screenplay: Aislinn Clarke
CinematographyNarayan Van Maele
EditingJohn Murphy
Production Design:Nicola Moroney
Original Score: Die Hexen
CastClare Monnelly, Bríd Ní Neachtain, Aleksandra Bystrzhitskaya
Produced byDoubleBand Films – Diarmuid Lavery
Co-produced byWildcard – Patrick O’Neill
With support of: Screen Ireland, TG4, Coimisiun na Mean

 

Filmed on location in Cooley Peninsula, Co.Louth, Ireland 

 

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Festivals & Awards

World Premiere- Locarno Film Festival 2024

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Aislinn Clarke

Aislinn Clarke is an Irish Writer/Director. She holds the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesGold Fellowship for Women 2020. She is also the first Irish woman to have made a horror feature film.

Her debut feature film THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY was released in the USA by IFC Midnight in 2018. It has also been released in Brazil, Japan, the Middle East, Germany, Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. The film premiered in the Official Competition at the Seattle International Film Festival and had itsEuropean premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, where Aislinn was nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award.

The film played at many of the premiere horror film festivals worldwide (Frightfest, Sitges etc). Shewas nominated for Screen International’s Rising Genre Star Award at Frightfest. She has beendescribed as a “real genre talent” by noted British genre critic Kim Newman and as “one of the mostbrilliant directors ever” by Oscar nominated director Lexi Alexander (The Punisher and Green Room)

FILMOGRAPHY:

TITLE

YEAR

SHORT / FEATURE / DOCUMENTARY

The Devil’s Doorway

2018

Feature

Childer

2016

Short

Short Sharp Shocks

2015

Short

In The Darkroom

2013

Short

The Lighthouse Keepers

2012

Short