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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

DETOUR

TFF 2016 Directed by Christopher Smith
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE DETOUR [TFF 2016]
Harper, a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather is somehow involved in the devastating car crash that leaves his mother lying comatose in the hospital. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey and, with little forethought, finds himself suddenly entwined in conversation with a volatile grifter, Johnny, and his stripper companion, Cherry. As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions—and the violent duo—on his doorstep?

From director Christopher Smith (Creep, Black Death, Triangle), Detour is a stylized noir throwback with a trio of lead performances by of-the-moment actors: Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn) and Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl). Utilizing a unique split-narrative structure to tell his tale of deception and murder, Smith takes his audience on a twisty, thrilling ride, where it's never quite clear what or whom can be trusted.

—Liza Domnitz
Interests
Thriller
Harper, a seemingly naive law student, obsesses over the idea that his shifty stepfather is somehow involved in the devastating car crash that leaves his mother lying comatose in the hospital. He drowns his suspicions in whiskey and, with little forethought, finds himself suddenly entwined in conversation with a volatile grifter, Johnny, and his stripper companion, Cherry. As daylight breaks and the haziness of promises made becomes clearer, how will Harper handle the repercussions—and the violent duo—on his doorstep?

From director Christopher Smith (Creep, Black Death, Triangle), Detour is a stylized noir throwback with a trio of lead performances by of-the-moment actors: Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life), Emory Cohen (Brooklyn) and Bel Powley (Diary of a Teenage Girl). Utilizing a unique split-narrative structure to tell his tale of deception and murder, Smith takes his audience on a twisty, thrilling ride, where it's never quite clear what or whom can be trusted.

—Liza Domnitz
Film Information
Year: 2016
Length: 96 minutes
Language: English
Country: U.K.
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Christopher Smith
Screenwriter: Christopher Smith
Producer: Julie Baines, Jason Newmark, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Editor: Kristina Hetherington
Cinematographer: Christopher Ross
Executive Producer: Stephen Kellliher, Hilary Davis, Elliot Ross, Fenella Ross
Composer: Pablo Clements, James Griffith, Toydrum
Co-Producer: Jonathan Taylor
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley, Emory Cohen
Contacts

Press Contact
Steven Beeman
Falco Ink
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 917 854 8700
stevenmbeeman@falcoink.com

Print Source
Yana Georgieva
Bankside Films
London, W1W 8QN
Phone: +44 207 636 6085
yana@bankside-films.com

US Sales Contact
Stephen Kelliher
Bankside Films
London, W1W 8QN
Phone: +44 207 734 3566
stephen@bankside-films.com

International Sales Contact
Stephen Kelliher
Bankside Films
London, W1W 8QN
Phone: +44 207 734 3566
stephen@bankside-films.com

About the Director(s)
Christopher Smith’s first horror feature Creep premiered in the 2004 TIFF, was released in the UK and USA. His second horror feature, Severance, was released in the UK. It also premiered in 2006 TIFF and was the first horror movie to be selected in the Telluride Film Festival. He also directed Triangle, Black Death and Get Santa.

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