Reportage November (2022)

Director Carl Sundström had an interesting thought he shared about this film: “Many years ago when I got my first glance of the second act of Cannibal Holocaust, I felt that faux documentaries was the best ways of touching the audience deep inside. A way to create a genuine feeling through a documentary format and bring the horror out from the screen into the real world. Ever since then I have been an avid found footage fanatic who appreciates the storytelling from a POV perspective. To have the slow burn concept where you get to know the characters thoroughly and you are feeling like a part of the story. A style of film where you cannot show more than the characters see. What they know, you know, and what you know, they know.”

In this film, the mysterious death of a mother and the disappearance of her child finds a group of freelance journalists within the unexplored — at least to Western audiences — outback of Sweden. Equipped with cameras and supplies to survive in the forest for days, Linn (Signe Elvin-Nowak), Joakim (Cristian Åsvik), Ola (Jonas Lundström) and Yasmin (Isabel Camacho) wander into the woods to find the truth.

As you may know, I am not a found footage fan, but if that’s what you love, well, then this movie is for you. At least you get to see some new scenery with all the shaky cameras.

Reportage November is on digital and VOD from Terror Films. It’s also on Tubi.

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