Thunderbird Films’ Soda Pictures will present Philip Ridley’s 1990 film The Reflecting Skin at Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre on Friday, February 26th at 10:20PM and at Toronto’s The Royal (Feb 26 to March 3), with special guests in attendance. The film stars Viggo Mortensen in one of his first roles and is a Canadian-British co-production that was filmed in Alberta.
A special edition Blue-ray/DVD will be released on March 15th, newly restored in a director-approved 2K high-definition transfer from original elements with bonus features including a full length commentary by writer/director Philip Ridley, new and exclusive interviews with Viggo Mortensen, two all-new retrospective documentaries, as well as Ridley’s short films.
The film, which has been compared to Terence Malick’s “Days of Heaven” and Terry Gilliam’s “Tideland#8221; quickly became a cult favorite after its premiere at Cannes, and was the recipient of awards at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Stockholm Film Festival.
As mysterious deaths plague a small prairie town, young Seth Dove (Jeremy Cooper) comes to believe that the pale, reclusive widow living next door (Lindsay Duncan) is a vampire. Seth’s worst nightmare comes true when his older brother Cameron (Viggo Mortensen) returns home from abroad and falls in love with the widow – will he be next? The truth is more shocking than Seth could imagine.