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Trailer Drops for Cannes ’22 Premiere “ENYS MEN”

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | News

Cornish Folk Horror film ENYS MEN, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, has revealed its first trailer (see below). As writer/director Mark Jenkin writes in his notes on the film, ENYS MEN was inspired by and features “Cornish archetypes and imagery: seafarers, miners and bal maidens inhabiting an ancient yet timeless Cornwall. A land of disorientating moor, set in an unforgiving sea, protected by black cliffs on all sides, exploited for the minerals below, and haunted by the ancient standing stones above.” 

Synopsis: A wildlife volunteer on an uninhabited island off the British coast descends into a terrifying madness that challenges her grip on reality and pushes her into a living nightmare. Evoking the feeling of discovering a reel of never-before-seen celluloid unspooling in a haunted movie palace, this provocative and masterful vision of horror asserts Mark Jenkin as one of the U.K.’s most exciting and singular filmmakers.


Grace Detwiler
Grace Detwiler (@finalgirlgrace) is a freelance film journalist and law student. Her original work can be found on her blog, FinalGirlGrace, as well as in Rue Morgue's print and online publications.