Invisible Eyes previewed at Cannes
Hollywood Reporter calls this an “intelligent mystery” that movies into TWILIGHT ZONE territory, and predicts that with smarkt marketing it could appeal to both young audiences and fans of classic mysteries. It’s about an over-the-hill supermodel who moves into an isolated country home in order to pursue new career options (reading scripts to become an actress), but things start to go bump in the night.
Gaby soon claims to sense another’s presence in the empty house and begins to fantasize about her first lover, a young man who died in a motorcycle accident. Visibly unsettled, she starts hearing odd noises and receiving weird notes. Answering her pleas for help, Dan suspects she’s losing her mind, not least because the notes are in her handwriting.
The French director establishes an unsettling tone that tickles the imagination in the mood of that wonderful word eldritch, but along with the requisite shocks, he delivers a smart and intriguing payoff.