Something ominous lurks at the heart of The Midnight Swim – you can feel it in the trailer, even if it doesn’t yield much information. The preview was sent our way this week in anticipation of this film’s debut at the Fantasia International Film Festival, which kicks off this week.
The Midnight Swim is said to be “reminiscent of Picnic at Hanging Rock” and is directed by first time feature filmmaker Sarah Adina Smith. The synopsis goes like this:
When their mother goes missing in Spirit Lake, three half-sisters travel home to settle her affairs. The youngest sister, June (Lindsay Burge), a documentary filmmaker, captures their bittersweet homecoming. But when the sisters jokingly summon a local ghost, their relationship begins to unravel and they find themselves drawn deeper and deeper into the true mystery of the lake. Transporting its audience to a place drenched in the supernatural, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM is an eerie, atmospheric exploration of the inexplicable pull towards the unknown.
The film stars Lindsay Burdge, Jennifer Lafleur, Aleksa Palladino, Ross Partridge, Beth Grant, Michelle Hutchinson and Shirley Venard.