Take a look at the first 10 minutes of The Awakening, scheduled for a limited release on August 17th. The opening sets a very gray, gloomy atmosphere, and definitely makes me want to see more. Directed by Nick Murphy, The Awakening stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton.
Set in London in 1921, Florence Cathcart (Hall), author of the popular book ‘Seeing Through Ghosts,’ has devoted her career to exposing claims of the supernatural as nothing but hoaxes. Haunted by the recent death of her fiancé, she is approached by Robert Mallory (West) to investigate the recent death of a student at the all-boys boarding school where he teaches. When students at the school report sightings of the young boy’s ghost, she decides to take on the case. Initially, the mystery surrounding the ghost appears nothing more than a schoolboy prank, but as Florence continues to investigate events at the school, she begins to believe that her reliance on science may not be enough to explain the strange phenomenon going on around her. [Screenrant]