This July filmmaker Keith Thomas‘ The Vigil will debut in UK cinemas. Blumhouse has yet to announce the US premiere of the film, which made waves at film festivals. While you wait, you can check out the new trailer.
“Set over the course of a single evening in Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighborhood, The Vigil follows Yakov, a former Hassid, as he accepts a position as a shomer, hired to “sit the vigil” and watch over the body of a deceased community member. Having lost his faith, Yakov isn’t eager to go back to the insular religious community he only recently fled. But when Reb Shulem, a rabbi and confidante, approaches Yakov after a support group meeting and offers to pay Yakov to be the shomer for a recently deceased Holocaust survivor, he reluctantly accepts the job. Shortly after arriving at the dilapidated house, Yakov realizes that something is very, very wrong. This will not be a quiet vigil.”
The Vigil stars Adam Margules, Dave Davis, Malky Goldman, Menashe Lustig, Lynn Cohen, and Fred Melamed. JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules produced for Boulderlight along with Adam Margules for Angry Adam Productions.
As soon as a US release date is announced we’ll let you know. In the meantime, here’s the trailer.