Encircled by dense woodland, a self-sufficient 19th century community lives in a delicate harmony with mysterious creatures hidden in the trees. As love blossoms between a blind girl (Howard) and a sullen young man (Phoenix), a series of secrets begin to unravel, the answers to which lie both out in the dark and inside the village itself.
The denouement will infuriate and enthral in equal measure, but Shyamalan’s latest is made with such elegance, atmosphere and wonderfully mannered performances it will nestle deep inside your head, refusing to budge. The more you ponder it, the better it becomes.
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