Folk healing arts may or may not affect the body, but they certainly are on the mind. In NOCEBO, the thriller has a mysterious Filipino woman using her practice to help a woman with an unknown condition.
The film stars Eva Green (Casino Royale), Mark Strong (1917), Chai Fonacier (Jesus Is Dead), and Billie Gadsdon (Cruella). Lorcan Finnegan (Vivarium) directed the movie from the script written by Garret Shanley (Without Name).
Here is the official synopsis:
In NOCEBO, a fashion designer (Eva Green) suffers from a mysterious illness that confounds her doctors and frustrates her husband (Mark Strong)—until help arrives in the form of a Filipino nanny (Chai Fonacier) who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with director Lorcan Finnegan, who talked about the folk healing arts similarities with his Irish heritage and Filipino culture, finding the right Filipina actress, Eva Green, and the tragedy of sweatshop accidents.
Lorcan Finnegan started with several short films, including Defaced, Changes, Foxes, and Energia: Twins. In 2016, he made his directorial debut with the mystery horror Without Name, had a land surveyor lost in an ancient forest for an assignment for a developer. Also, he directed Vivarium, which starred Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg, who is trapped in a mysterious labyrinth of a neighborhood with identical houses.
NOCEBO is in select theaters today. It will soon be released On Demand and digitally on November 22.
Watch the exclusive interview with Lorcan Finnegan below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
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