Attachment – Director Gabriel Bier Gislason

ATTACHMENT is a horror romance about Maja, a has-been actress in Denmark, who falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic visiting from the UK. When Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short and decides to follow Leah back to her home in London. There, Maja meets her new downstairs neighbour: Leah’s mother, Chana. An overbearing, seemingly religious and highly secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja’s attempts to win her over. And as Maja notices strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana’s secrets could be much darker than first anticipated. Written for Josephine Park, Gislason’s longtime friend, and loosely inspired by stories from her life. Set in the Hasidic area of North London, where Gislason lived for years, the film draws heavily on Yiddish folklore art and literature, portraying a highly fictionalized — but deeply affectionate — rendering of the culture that originated them. Award-winning actor David Dencik (No Time to Die, Men & Chicken) Josephine Park, Ellie Kendrick, and Sofie Gråbøl. Director Gabriel Bier Gislason joins us for a conversation on writing the script with a specific actor in mind, drawing upon his own religious background in creating this gripping folkloric Danish tale of demonic possession, Jewish tradition, a mother’s love and other intimate relationships.


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*Official Selection – 2022 Tribeca Film Festival – World Premiere
*Official Selection – 2022 BFI London Film Festival
*Official Selection – 2022 Fantastic Fest

100% on RottenTomatoes

“One of 2023’s most intimate, creepy horror films.”The A.V. Club

“A captivating, confident and deeply moving little miracle of a film.”AWFJ

“Gifts the horror genre an epic love tale that we’ve never seen before; it’s both exciting and important to behold.”Dread Central

“Terrific performances, an atmospheric vibe, and intriguing concepts make Attachment a must-see.” – Kristy Strouse, Film Inquiry

“A supernaturally charged metaphor for codependency… Engaging performances, a unique and dread-soaked world, and a flair for spooky horror grounded in realism set Attachment apart.”Bloody Disgusting