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Partisan

Release Date: October 2
Director: Ariel Kleiman
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara

A hypnotically grizzly Cassel stars as the patriarch of what initially seems a charming and cozy commune, but is gradually (and cleverly) revealed to be something far more nefarious. The protagonist is Cassel’s 11-year-old son (Chabriel), who begins to resist his father’s influence and leadership, testing the waters and then pushing back openly. Cassel is masterful — watch him closely as the kid gets under his skin, and he tries and fails to hide it — and co-writer/director Kleiman cultivates an odd, scary, dreamlike atmosphere, while never smothering the warmth that presumably keeps this community alive.