Studio Canal have released the international trailer for Nick Murphy’s period supernatural thriller The Awakening. The film, set in the aftermath of the first world war stars Rebecca Hall as Florence Cathcart, an author & paranormal sceptic bent on exposing all séances & ghost stories as exploitative shams following the death of her husband. The Awakening also stars Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, John Shrapnel, Lucy Cohu, Diana Kent, Richard Durden, Tilly Vosburgh & premieres tomorrow [September 16th] at the Toronto International Film Festival & hits UK theaters this November 11th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Synopsis: "Haunted by the death of her fiancé, Florence Cathcart is on a mission to expose all séances as exploitative shams. However, when she is called to a boys’ boarding school to investigate a case of the uncanny, she is gradually forced to confront her skepticism in the most terrifying way, shaking her scientific convictions and her sense of self to the very core. Haunting and moving in equal measure, The Awakening is a sophisticated psychological/supernatural thriller in the tradition of The Others and The Orphanage, but with its own unique and thrilling twist."