Park Chan-Wook's Stoker to close Rotterdam
Stoker, the English debut of South Korean film-maker Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy), has been named as the closing feature of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The psychological thriller stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman. Stoker also marks the scriptwriting debut of Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller.
It will screen on Feb 2 - IFFR’s Closing Night - and will be preceded by the announcement of the UPC Audience Award for best festival film and the Dioraphte Award for best Hubert Bals Fund-supported film.
Stoker is set for release in the Netherlands on April 11 by Warner Bros Pictures International Holland (distributor Twentieth Century Fox).
It centres on the character of India, played by Wasikowska. Following the death of her father in a car accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode) - who she previously didn’t know existed - comes to live with her and and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman).
Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, she becomes increasingly infatuated with him.