Attachment (2022) is a horror romance about love at first sight steeped in Jewish folklore.
The movie centers on Maja, a Danish has-been actress who pays her bills by reprising her role in an old Christmas TV show at local shopping centers and libraries. So, when she falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic from London, it seems her life might finally be taking a turn for the better. But when Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, leading to a debilitating injury, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short – and decides to follow Leah back to her home in the Hasidic neighborhood of Stamford Hill, London. There, she meets her new downstairs neighbor: Leah’s mother, Chana. An overbearing and secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja’s attempts to win her over. And as Maja begins to notice strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana’s secrets could be much darker than first anticipated – and that the woman she loves might be carrying the biggest secret of all. This lesbian possession story rooted in Orthodox Judaism serves as an allegory for codependence, conjuring a unique cinematic world and keeping us riveted as it continually delves deeper and darker.
This is the debut feature film of Copenhagen-born and London and New York-based filmmaker Gabriel Bier Gislason, after the short films Samuel’s Getting Hitched (2015) and Purple Haze (2017). He has also been the writer of the screenplay.
The main cast for Attachment (2022) is formed by Josephine Park, Ellie Kendrick, Sofie Gråbøl, and David Dencik.
The movie is scheduled to have its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12, 2022. Thomas Heinesen is producing for Nordisk Film Production.
Here you can watch the trailer for Attachment (2022).