A Hitchcock-inspired thriller complete with a Hitchcock Blonde named Rebecca. There’s an unusual tone but, like Anne Hathaway’s Rebecca, there’s a strange seductiveness to the whole thing even while you begin to wonder if the shoe is ever going to drop. It’s one of those films where there’s a very specific vibe and the success of the film depends on keying into that vibe. In that way, it reminded me of Paul Feig’s A SIMPLE FAVO(U)R and while that film leapt over the edge of sheer ridiculousness, EILEEN dances on the precipice but doesn’t quite fall.
Full review available on Cinetopia podcast (https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cinetopia/episodes/October-on-EHFM-2023-London-Film-Festival-Coverage-and-Interview-with-Paul-Bruce--Director-of-Edinburgh-Short-Film-Festival-and-actor-Jamie-Robson-e2an542).