Movie Recommendation: Ils
Directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud
Starring Olivia Bonamy and Michael Cohen
Ils is based on true events, and is set in a Romanian country side home. It is considered a horror film, but it is a tasteful one in that the directors/writers rely primarily on the element of suspense. The acting is convincing and not over the top, while the camera work is smooth and really places emphasis on the element of surprise. I’m hesitant to give away many details of the film, but know that you will be frustrated and on the edge of your seat the entire time.
Finally, once you have finished watching the film, you should read this article which was written by two students at BYU in response (I know, I was skeptical as well). The authors make some great observations, but seem to be somewhat biased in that it seems that they have taken personal offense to what they believe to be the film’s allegorical message.