Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019): Albert Shin’s Mystery Drama, Starring David Cronenberg

IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights to Albert Shin’s mystery drama Disappearance at Clifton Hill, which stars director David Cronenberg in a rare acting role, as well as actresses Hannah Gross and Tuppence Middleton and (Downton Abbey)

A February 28 release is planned for the Canadian indie that bowed in September at the Toronto Film Fest as Clifton Hill.

The feature stars Cronenberg (better known as director of Dead Ringers and The Fly) as a local historian and rescue diver.  Middleton plays Abby, a girl who returns to her hometown of Niagara Falls after her mother dies and becomes obsessed with a fragmented memory from her childhood–a kidnapping she believes she was witness to.

Abby is then reunited with her estranged younger sister, Laure (Hannah Gross), and they attempt to settle their mother’s estate involving the sale of the family motel, but Abby’s compulsive desire to reconcile her past grows increasingly out of control.

Disappearance at Clifton Hill was produced by Kevin Krikst and Fraser Ash and executive produced by Niv Fichman, Adrian Love and Omar Chalabi.