The Portrait

Interview: Natalia Córdova-Buckley and Ryan Kwanten on exploring grief in their horror film The Portrait

In the wake of her husband’s devastating accident, a devoted wife becomes consumed by a mysterious portrait that resembles him in his happier days. However, as her obsession intensifies, the painting starts to unleash terror upon her life, leading her to question whether it is possessed by a malevolent force or if she is losing…

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Film Review: The Portrait appears as a fresh piece of horror art thanks to the sum of all its creators within.

Making his feature-length debut, director Simon Ross proves a capable genre helmer with The Portrait, which, initially, expresses its terror through the artwork that sits in the attic (where else?) of the expansive mansion that serves as the film’s lead location. Why it proves unsettling to the film’s tortured heroine, Sofia (Natalia Córdova-Buckley, committed to…

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