Sound Of My Voice is a psychological thriller directed by Zal Batmanglij. In this film, a couple tries to find the truth behind a cult that seems to have an enigmatic leader. The trailer of Sound Of My Voice commences when Peter played by Christopher Denham and Lorna played by Nicole Vicius have a lead for their next documentary film. They have a plan to infiltrate a mysterious group led by Maggie (Brit Marling). They want to expose her and help everyone see that she is a fraud. They also want to free the people who seem to be under her grip. The curious thing about this group’s leader is that she claims to be a prophet coming from the year 2059. The couple has their doubts over the period where they have to be part of the cult. Until a time when their purpose seems to be blurry as they spend more time with Maggie. They slowly start being pulled into her world and start to be losing sight of their project. Will they find the truth behind all these claims? Or will they be led to a deadly game where there is more to lose in the near future?
Sound Of My Voice was first premiered as an entry to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. It was even hailed as one of the best indie film by a critic. According to Indie Wire Sound Of My Voice is one of the films that ranks very high for that year. Sound Of My Voice is written by the director Zal Batmanglij and star of the film Brit Marling. Skyscraper Films is the main production company for Sound Of My Voice and Fox Searchlight Pictures is the main distributor of this film around the world. Sound Of My Voice is going to be released in theaters on April 27th 2012. The rest of the cast for Sound Of My Voice and their characters are as follow: Brit Marling (Maggie), Nicole Vicius (Lorna), and Christopher Denham (Peter). They are also joined by Avery Pohl (Abigail Pritchett), Davenia McFadden (Carol Briggs) and Kandice Stroh (Joanne).
Every since Sound Of My Voice became an entry to the Sundance Film Festival, it started garnering great critical reviews and thumbs up from a lot of people who enjoy independent films. Here are a couple of early reviews for Sound Of My Voice:
By “test-drive” we’re referring to today’s clip from Sound of My Voice, which covers the film’s opening segment (about twelve minutes). The clip introduces the basic premise of the film (more on that in second) and its principal characters, while doing a pretty darn good job of presenting a titillating mystery that’s hard not to want to explore. – Kofi Outlaw, Screenrant.com
Originally conceived as a Web series, the 84-minute pic is divided into 10 installments, presumably for online-friendly viewing. Yet far from feeling patchy or episodic, “Sound of My Voice” has a killer narrative thrust that plays well on the bigscreen, the chapter numbers serving less to offset individual vignettes than to chart the central characters’ disturbingly swift assimilation into a dangerous sub-subculture. – Justin Chang, Variety
Catch Sound Of My Voice on April 27th 2012 at theaters near you.
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