Watch: Intriguing Film Festival Trailer for LSD Mystery 'The Quiet Roar'

January 27, 2014
Source: YouTube

The Quiet Roar Trailer

What if you could see yourself 40 years ago… What would you look for? What would you feel? If you're curious to dive into an odd little Swedish mystery, then take a look at this trailer for a film called The Quiet Roar, playing at the Rotterdam Film Festival. From the director of Burrowing, Henrik Hellström, comes the mystery drama The Quiet Roar, about a terminally ill woman (Evabritt Strandberg) who relives a crucial phase of her life thanks to LSD therapy: in her subconscious, she meets herself and her former husband at the age of 25. This has a very mesmerizing almost time travel feel, as if Tarkovsky remade Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind, or something oddly trippy. I'm not entirely sure what to make of it, but I am curious.

Here's the new festival trailer for Henrik Hellström's The Quiet Roar, found on Rotterdam's YouTube:

It isn't exactly the most reassuring environment in which to undergo a medical procedure. But terminally ill, depressed 60-something Marianne isn't looking for conventional medicine in a well-furnished bus in a car park. She is seeking enlightenment, and finds it - in the form of an LSD trip. Marianne looks back at her 25-year-old self - when she was still with the husband she left and the child she no longer speaks to. Looking back across time, to a holiday in a stunningly beautiful Norwegian landscape, idyllic and yet desolate, Marianne talks to her younger self and her husband and considers the end of their relationship. Via Rotterdam. The Quiet Roar is directed by Swedish filmmaker Henrik Hellström, of Burrowing, from a screenplay by Henrik Hellström & Fredrik Wenzel. The film opens Sweden this April, but no US release yet.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


Looks absolutely intriguing.

DAVIDPD on Jan 27, 2014


I agree - very interesting. Will definitely seek this one out.

mikefly on Jan 27, 2014

3 least it had that going for it

Boomboom on Jan 27, 2014


Wow, will see it for the music alone. Have a bad feeling it might drag on... but here's fingers crossed!

Bibowski on Jan 27, 2014

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