The children talk breaking tradition in first “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE” clip
Adapting a loose narrative outline to a new setting, with new thematic concern, Jim Mickle’s reimagining of Mexican cannibal horror WE ARE WHAT WE ARE is just that, and a successful one to boot. As the film prepares for its bow at the currently on Cannes Film Festival, the first official clip—which highlights the new take’s focus—debuts.
“A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers) and Rose (Julia Garner) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.”
A conversational clip, this excerpt not only highlights WE ARE WHAT WE ARE’s fantastic stars (Childers and Garner), but the struggle at its heart, namely whether long held beliefs and ritual are doing anyone any good. For more on the film, you can see our review from Sundance here, as well as read about the in-development sequel and prequel pictures. eOne will release WE ARE WHAT WE ARE theatrically this fall.