IFC Films has released a new trailer and stunning images for the upcoming eco-apocalyptic thriller, Vesper.
The film follows the story of a 13-year-old girl named Vesper (played by Raffiella Chapman) who is surviving in a futuristic Earth with her father, Darius (Richard Brake) after the ecosystem completely collapses. When the young girl finds a mysterious stranger who has crash-landed from The Citadel (Rosy McEwen), they must work together to get young Vesper to the big city to tell of her world-changing findings. But Vesper’s neighbor, Jonas (Eddie Marsan), stands in the way as he hopes to extract certain secrets from Camellia.
Is this film like anything we’ve seen before?
Vesper looks like a wonderful mix between fantasy and sci-fi with strange new animals and a bit of magic combined with space craft and biotechnology.
We see quite a bit of this mix in the trailer. Fans have compared the style and plot to everything from Annihilation’s Jeff VanderMeer to Guillermo del Toro.
Along with the main cast, the film also stars Edmund Dehn as Elias, Melanie Gaydos as Jug, and Matvej Buravkov as Boz.
Vesper is directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper with both handling the writing duties along with Brian Clark. The indie film has already won the Jury’s Choice Award at the 2022 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and has been nominated for the Narcisse Award at the 2022 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival.
Vesper will hit theaters and video on-demand on September 30th.