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Hypnotic (2023)

Opens on May 12

Director: Robert Rodriguez Run Time: 92 min. Rating: R

Starring: Alice Braga, Ben Affleck, J. D. Pardo, Jeff Fahey, William Fichtner

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Presented in the Midnight program of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival

Determined to find his missing daughter, Austin detective Danny Rourke instead finds himself spiraling down a rabbit hole while investigating a series of reality-bending bank robberies where he will ultimately call into question his most basic assumptions about everything and everyone in his world. Aided by Diana Cruz, an unnervingly gifted psychic, Rourke simultaneously pursues and is pursued by a lethal specter – the one man he believes holds the key to finding the missing girl – only to discover more than he ever bargained for.

“pure filmmaking ingenuity… The less you know going in, the more fun the movie will be.”

–Peter Debruge, Variety

About the filmmaker:

Robert Rodriguez is a visionary filmmaker, composer, and visual effects supervisor. His feature films include his internationally acclaimed debut feature El Mariachi (1992), Desperado (1995), and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) – his Mexico Trilogy – as well as From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998), the Spy Kids franchise, Sin City (2005), Machete (2010), and Alita: Battle Angel (2019). His work in television includes From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series as well as directing episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Rodriquez’s most recent feature Hypnotic (2023) premiered as a “work in progress” at SXSW 2023 and was selected to screen in the Midnight program of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

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