Knocking (Knackningar)

Knocking (Knackningar)
Directed by Frida Kempff
(Sweden, 2021, Digital, in Swedish with English subtitles)

Halloween weekend brings this Swedish gaslighting horror story to the big screen. 

After Molly (Cecilia Milocco) is released from a psychiatric ward, she moves into an apartment where she hears knocking and screams. Convinced someone needs help, Molly tells her neighbors and the police, but no one believes her. Filmmaker Frida Kempff says that the short novel on which Knocking is based reminded her of the #MeToo movement. “The gaslight story is such a current topic. What can be scarier than no one believing you?”

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Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris and the Vaughn Foundation. Generous funding is provided by Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and The Foundation for Independent Media Arts.

Knocking (Knackningar)

Directed by Frida Kempff
(Sweden, 2021, 78 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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