“Elizabeth Harvest” To Open In LA And NY In August

By Creative Media Times

IFC Films

Starring Abbey Lee, Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, Matthew Beard, Dylan Baker, IFC Films is set to open this summer on August 10 in New York and Los Angeles.

Variety’s Joe Leydon describes writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez’s effort “a clever “Bluebeard” update in this idiosyncratic gothic sci-fi melodrama” after its play last March at SXSW.

The film is described as a “a modern-day riff on the French folktale of Bluebeard (in which a violent nobleman in the habit of murdering his wives is confronted by a new wife trying to avoid the fate of her predecessors) ELIZABETH HARVEST is a science fiction thriller told from a young woman’s point of view, acting as both fairytale gone wrong and parable about female empowerment.”

Here’s the synopsis for “Elizabeth Harvest”:

Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the property. The house staff, Claire (Carla Gugino) and Oliver (Matthew Beard), treats her deferentially but she can’t shake the feeling something is off. Henry explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, all is for her to play in — all except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering. When he goes away for business Elizabeth decides to investigate and finds she may not be who she thinks she is at all.