The Premonition (1976)


A kind-of bummer freak-out rendition of Raising Arizona featuring a pair of dysfunctional carnies who decide to kidnap their daughter back from her adoptive parents. The story ping pongs between the two mothers as they are connected with a psychic bond that is never really explained but is indulged in with various glorious visual set-pieces. It’s a bleak film and has echoes of Cronenberg in it’s depiction of marriage and parenthood. My attention definitely faltered here and there but there’s enough metaphysical shit going on to keep you tuned in overall. Hmm. A weird one that doesn’t feel like it will stick but it’s unusual enough to stand out. Time will tell.

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