The popularity of foreign films has been increasing at an alarming rate in recent years. 2018’s Roma and the 2019 Parasite serve as great examples of that, both earning the award for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in their respective year. Despite either film being filmed in a language other than English, they were well received in American cinema for their poignancy and originality. This trend is only likely to continue as international filmmakers receive the acclaim they deserve and consumers become more receptive to non-English works of film. An upcoming project will be among the first in a potentially long line of films to break this barrier in Kandisha, a French horror film that is sure to turn heads with its new trailer which just released.
Based upon a Moroccan myth, Kandisha is the story of an evil spirit of the same name that utilizes powers of seduction to entrap and kill men. In the film a group of young women are forced to contend with this spirit after accidentally summoning it, casting a curse upon them and their loved ones. Said group of women will be played by French actresses Mathilde Lamusse, Samarcande Saadi and Suzy Bemba, and the project itself comes from the minds of French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo. The first official trailer for the project has just been released as well, and it does not disappoint with its disturbing imagery and indisputable suspense. The film is currently set to release on July 22nd.
No matter the language, Kandisha certainly looks interesting for anybody who is a fan of the dark and occult. If anything it could potentially open the doors for more foreign filmmakers to branch out and explore different genres, keeping moviegoers happy for the foreseeable future. Though it may have some rather large shoes to fill, it should be interesting to see how Kandisha is received by audiences worldwide. It looks like we will find out next week when the French horror film officially hits theaters.