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

Sebastian Silva

Sebastián Silva is a multifaceted artist born in Santiago, Chile. While in New York he began writing the script for what would become his first feature film La vida me mata (2007), which he directed. He went on to write his award winning scripts The Maid / La Nana (2009) and Old Cats / Gatos viejos (2010), which he wrote and co-directed with Pedro Peirano. Silva is currently working on several projects including his upcoming HBO web-series The Boring Life of Jacqueline and the feature films Crystal Fairy and The Magical Cactus.

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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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