American Dreams / UK premiere

Magic Magic

  • Sebastian Silva /
  • USA /
  • 2013 /
  • 97 mins

Michael Cera, Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino, Agustín Silva / Fiction / English

Psychological thrills in an idyllic tropical setting.

Audience Award Nominee

A relaxing vacation turns into a supernatural nightmare when Alicia (a typically glowing star turn from the excellent Juno Temple) travels to a remote Chilean island to join her cousin and friends for a relaxing break. Feeling bullied and ostracised by the tight-knit group of friends, Alicia can’t sleep and very soon begins to mentally unravel. Meanwhile the superstitions of the local community are brought to bear and the situation quickly spirals out of control towards its utterly compelling and mysterious denouement.

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  • #1 Bruce Laing / Monday 24 June, 2013 / 13:21 GMT

    Juno Temple gives a great performances as becoming in the spiral of her mental sanity in the film but Michael Cera steals it just from her as he provides a good mix of humour and acting when he comes to release the impact of his actions.

    It was the ending that let this film down for me which didn't seem to fit with all the build up.

    At least it was a pat on the back for the EdFilmfest staff who recommended it for me.

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