Big rumblings from the House of Horror today! Rue Morgue Cinema’s first feature film, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh, is headed to the world-renowned Cannes film market. The film, written and directed by RM president Rodrigo Gudiño and produced by Rue Morgue Cinema’s Marco Pecota, will screen as part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada at Cannes 2012. Rosalind Leigh stars Aaron Poole (Small Town Murder Songs, Gangster Exchange), with Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Mission: Impossible, Coriolanus), Julian Richings (X-Men 3: The Last Stand, Wrong Turn, Cube), Stephen Eric McIntyre (High Life, Fear X, The Lookout), Genie award winner Charlotte Sullivan (Population 436, Defendor, Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster) and cult television icon Mitch Markowitz (The Hilarious House of Frightenstein) rounding out the cast.
The film will receive two screenings in Le Marché du Film at the Lerins 1 on May 19th at 11:30am and May 23rd at 3:30pm. Both Gudiño and Pecota will be in attendance. Click here for more information on Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada in Cannes.
“We are so honoured to be part of Telefilm Canada’s Perspective Canada programme this year,” said Pecota. “To be included with some of Canada’s finest emerging talent is a very humbling experience.”
“What excites me most about being part of Perspective Canada is that genre filmmaking continues to breakthrough and transcend film barriers,” said Gudiño. “The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh is an ode to Hitchcock, the ultimate genre storyteller and as a first time feature filmmaker, I couldn’t be prouder of the direction the film is going in.”
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh tells the story of Leon Leigh (Poole), an antiques collector who inherits a house from his estranged mother Rosalind (Redgrave) only to discover that she had been living in a shrine devoted to a mysterious cult of angels. Multiple-award winning filmmaker Rodrigo Gudiño has crafted a terrifying new film with a strikingly original narrative technique that looks at the psychology of ghosts.
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