Since September 2016, Western Australian feature film HOUNDS OF LOVE has been on a remarkable journey. That’s when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it was hit with the critics. It garnered excellent reviews. Variety magazine called it “A genre-blending powerhouse thriller”.
The film’s official blurb explains what HOUNDS OF LOVE is about:
In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer/director Ben Young.
The film is currently travelling the international festival circuit where it continues to to receive rave reviews and has been recognised with a FEODORA Best Actress Award for Ashleigh Cummings, a FIF Bruxelles Best Director award for Ben Young and a FIF Bruxelles Best Actress award for Emma Booth.
HOUNDS OF LOVE had its North American debut recently at the South by Southwest Film Festival and will have its official North American release on May 12 and in Australia on June 1.
ABOVE: Australian trailer
ABOVE: U.S. Trailer