Swedish director Frida Kempff is headed to Sundance with her first narrative feature titled Knocking. The film will appear as part of the festival’s Midnight section.
The film follows a woman named Molly (Cecilia Milocco) who has just experienced a traumatic incident is unnerved by a haunting knocking sound from upstairs in her new apartment building. As the noises become more desperate and increasingly sound like cries for help, she confronts her neighbors, but it seems no one else can hear them. In an unsettling quest for truth, Molly soon realizes that no one believes her, and begins to question if she even believes herself–a realization that is perhaps even more chilling.
The film is set for two online screenings as part of 2021’s virtual Sundance Festival: Friday, January 29 @ 9:00 p.m PT / 10:00 p.m. MT-Online and Sunday, January 31 @ 7:00 a.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. MT-Online.
As with many of the world’s largest film festivals, Sundance is adapting to Covid-19 restrictions to protect its audience. While one theater in Park City will still show films, a large portion of this year’s selections will play online as well as in theaters and drive-ins across the country according to Deadline.
Knocking joins other genre selections including Censor from the United Kingdom and New Zealand’s Coming Home in the Dark.