Cinematical is happy to bring you this exclusive poster for Repeaters, the latest from Canadian indie filmmaker Carl Bessai, to be screened during this year's Toronto International Film Festival. (Full poster after the jump.) Imagine, for a second, if you didn't repeat a mundane Groundhog Day, but rather one singular, terrible day. You aren't alone in the experience -- you have two others with you -- but you find that you have to contend not only with the emotional slap of that same day over and over again, but also with one friend's increasing disconnect from reality.
The film follows three rehab patients who are given a one-day pass to make amends with their families. Kyle (Dustin Milligan, 90210) tries to reconnect with his sister, Sonia (Amanda Crew, Charlie St. Cloud) avoids her ailing dad, who subsequently passes away, and Weeks (Richard de Klerk, Cole) sets off to see his violent father in prison. It's a terrible day for each of them, and just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, they cannot find their way out. They wake up to the same day, over and over again. Instead of comic hijinks, however, it leads them to face the dangerous and scary possibility of a life without consequence.
In recent years, Bessai has been busy with more familial drama between Mothers & Daughters and Cole, but Repeaters brings the filmmaker back to darker fare like his 2005 forest horror film, Severed. It also reunites him with de Klerk, who showed a lot of future potential with his performance in 2009's Cole.
Check out the screening information and poster below, from what looks to be a really interesting indie thriller.
Toronto International Film Festival Premiere:
Monday, September 13 at 9:45pm – Varsity, Theater 8
Additional public screenings:
Public Screening 2 – Tuesday, September 14 at 3:30pm – AMC, Theater 5
Public Screening 3 – Saturday, September 18 at 9:30am – AMC, Theater 3