Make believe. Pretending. Role playing. Escaping into a world where you create the events that unfold has been a release for most everyone. There are some who take that release and create some seriously dark scenarios for themselves and others involved. That’s the type of world that we will be delving into in the upcoming film, Braid.
The synopsis from the film’s official website reads
Braid follows Petula Thames (Imogen Waterhouse) and Tilda Darlings (Sarah Hay), two self-proclaimed artists turned dealers on the run. After mishandling thousands of dollars in narcotics, the girls are given forty-eight hours to repay their vengeful drug lord. Fleeing town, they head to the desolate mansion of wealthy childhood friend, Daphne Peters (Madeline Brewer), with their sights set on house’s safe. Daphne, living secluded in the manor, has grown into a dangerous schizophrenic and prisoner of the fantasy world the three created as children. To abscond with her money, the girls are forced to take part in Daphne’s twisted, bloody game of make-believe, a demented maze of hallucinations, role play, torture…and murder.
Braid is filmmaker, Mitzi Peirone’s, feature film directorial debut, and was also written by her. The film stars Sarah Hay (Flesh and Bone), Imogen Waterhouse (Nocturnal Animals, The Outpost), and Madeline Brewer (CAM, The Handmaid’s Tale).
The film’s trailer shows that Hay and Waterhouse’s character will be put through a number of scenarios that Brewer’s Daphne creates for them. Fresh off of this year’s CAM, Brewer has shown that she is a talent to be reckoned with, and the character that she’s been given to portray in Braid has definitely captured the attention of this one.
Braid‘s festival trek has birthed many praises for Peirone’s visual aesthetic and for the story that she weaved. Prep yourself for the make-believe as Blue Fox Entertainment will release the film in selected theaters and on demand on February 1st.