Focus Features will be giving writer/director Goran Stolevski’s You Won’t Be Alone a theatrical release on April 1, 2022, but before we get there the film will be having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January – so with the premiere just one month away, a trailer for You Won’t Be Alone has arrived online and you can check it out in the embed above. A poster has also been released and can seen below.
Starring Noomi Rapace (Prometheus), You Won’t Be Alone is set “in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia” and follows
a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant in the nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited, she continues to wield this horrific power in order to understand what it means to be human.
Rapace is joined in the cast by Anamaria Marinca (The Girl with All the Gifts), Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa), Carloto Cotta (Diamantino), Félix Maritaud (Knife + Heart), and Sara Klimoska (Kaymak). That’s quite a mix of nationalities; on this list we have actors from Sweden, Romania, Australia, Portugal, France, and Macedonia.
You Won’t Be Alone was produced by Kristina Ceyton and Sam Jennings. This marks the feature directorial debut of Stolevski, who has years of short films on his résumé.
You Won’t Be Alone sounds interesting, and looks like it’s going to be quite strange. I suspect it’s the type of slow burn horror that’s not exactly eventful, but I’m willing to give a watch.
How does You Won’t Be Alone look to you? Will you be watching it when it’s released next year? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.