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Directed by Lee Cronin

Ireland 2018 100 mins. In English

Hot off its premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, The Hole in the Ground announces the arrival Lee Cronin, a talented new voice in genre, whose short film Ghost Train made a significant splash while on the festival circuit in 2013. Fleeing an abusive marriage, Sarah (Seána Kerslake) and her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) settle in small town on the edge of a wooded area. After a run in with a crazed neighbor (Aki Kaurismäki regular Kati Outinen), Sarah discovers a large crater hidden away in the woods and notices that all is not well with Chris. A highwire act of maternal instincts compromised by nagging paranoid doubt, The Hole in the Ground is a thriller par excellence.

Filmography: First feature

Content warning: scenes of intense violence

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