Undying love sees one of its most gruesome expressions in NINA FOREVER, a SXSW premiere that has won plenty of fest praise, and is now heading for U.S. release.
Epic Pictures has announced that NINA FOREVER, written and directed by Ben and Chris Blaine, will open February 12, 2016 for Valentine’s Day weekend. The movie just received British Independent Film Awards nominations for Best Debut Director and Most Promising Newcomer, the latter for Abigail Hardingham, who stars alongside Cian Barry and Fiona O’Shaughnessy; it also took the Best Feature prize at this year’s FrightFest. The synopsis: “NINA FOREVER follows Holly [Hardingham] as she begins a relationship with her co-worker Rob [Barry], who is grieving over the recent death of his girlfriend Nina [O’Shaughnessy] from a motorcycle accident. Holly has fallen for Rob and is determined to help him though his grief. Yet every time they make love, Nina appears; tangled, bloody and still fixated on Rob. Holly doesn’t freak out and run—she can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what she’ll do, regardless of the consequences.”
“NINA FOREVER offers a strong alternative to audiences sick of the standard, overly sappy Valentine’s Day fare,” says Epic’s Patrick Ewald. “The film smartly mixes humor, horror and romance elements in a film that is surprisingly touching and thought-provoking.” Adds Epic’s Shaked Berenson, “Similar to IT FOLLOWS, NINA FOREVER appeals to wider audiences because of its subtext. Unlike pure horror films, it’s a relationship-horror story in which well-drawn characters drive the story.” Check out NINA FOREVER’s official website and Facebook page.Read more »