While “Rupture” is still awaiting a theatrical release date (or an on-demand release), the film currently plays at film festivals throughout the United States. The overall consensus of these latest festival reviews promise a rather odd but well done b-movie, which seems to be still in the editing process. Here’s a compilation of its festival reviews:
Paste Magazine: Rupture is a film that can get easily muddled and complicated when trying to describe the plot. At its core is the transformative nature of fear. Noomi Rapace carries the film as a single mother, Renee, who is kidnapped by an alien enclave who insists they are helping her. According to these creatures, humans are capable of transcending their humanity by being exposed to their greatest fears, which causes them to “rupture” and essentially become post-humans.
The Hollywood Reporter: As a woman forced to be the guinea pig in icky science experiments, Noomi Rapace leads a cast with enough familiar names to attract attention; though this turns out to be more of a one-woman show than a roster boasting Michael Chiklis, Peter Stormare and Lesley Manville would suggest, the action suffices to entertain viewers who can get past a couple of oh-come-on-now plot contrivances. An enjoyable captivity thriller unconcerned with the occasional plot hole.
JoBlo.com: Rapace’s performance is good in spots, unexceptional in others. There are a handful of scenes where she really freaks out and they’re played with hysterical gusto. For some reason, however, Renee never really earned my sympathy, and maybe that’s just because she seemed less than natural in the film’s early scenes, which aren’t exactly authentic. I never bought Renee as a flesh and blood character, and part of that’s Rapace’s performance and part of that is we don’t really know much about her other than the broad strokes the screenplay (by Brian Nelson) gives us.
Screen Anarchy: Rupture is the latest film from writer-director Steven Shainberg (Secretary) and it had its world premiere at Fantasia. Shainberg often works with complex female characters and stories, and Rupture is no different. In the film, Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Prometheus) plays a mother who’s abrubtly abducted one day after dropping her son off at the ex’s house for the weekend. She’s drugged and wakes up in the back of a truck en route to a facility where she’s kept imprisioned for experiements in fear. She discovers that she’s not alone as she tries to escape her captors, who inject icky drugs into her and speak with hardly any emotion in frightening tale reminescent of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
This year marks the 20th year of the almighty Fantasia International Film Festival. The first wave of films and special guests has just been announced and it includes Noomi’s upcoming superntatural thriller “Rupture”: Steven Shainberg, celebrated iconoclastic filmmaker behind “Secretary” and “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” has returned to the director’s chair with his first full-on genre work, which we are thrilled to be unveiling to the world. “Rupture”is a provocative and startling sci-fi/horror/thriller about a single mother struggling to escape from a mysterious organization that have abducted her, starring Noomi Rapace, Peter Stormare, and Michael Chiklis. Produced by Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie, Steven Shainberg of Tango Pictures, and Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi of AMBI. A premiere date has not yet been released. Many thanks to Marika for the heads-up.
Bloody Disgusting has posted a first promotional image for the upcoming “What Happened to Monday?”. The origin of the artwork is not mentioned, as is no release date. The great Willem Dafoe (John Wick, Antichrist) has joined Prometheus star Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in sci-fi thriller What Happened to Monday?, which was filmed last July at the Castel Film Studios in Bucharest. Dead Snow and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters‘s Tommy Wirkola directed the feature, which is produced by Vendome Pictures and Raffaella Productions and fully financed by SND, which will handle French distribution rights as well as international sales. “Set in a world where families are allowed only one child due to overpopulation, a resourceful set of seven identical sisters must avoid governmental execution and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.” Rapace plays all seven sisters, who are named after the days of the week. Close plays the fierce head of the Child Allocation Bureau, Nicolette Cayman.
On December 1st, Noomi Rapace has attended Nyhetsmorgon as a spokesperson for ECPAT. The appearance was in coincidende with ECPAT’s latest public service announcement, narrated by Noomi herself. Both the PSA and the Nyhetsmorgon appearance can be watched in the video archive. Screencaptures can be found in the photo gallery.
Noomi’s next film is called “What Happened to Monday?”, but any fan’s question these days might rather be what happened to Noomi? She hasn’t been since since the Cannes Film Festival in May, and the answer is simple – work. Exciting for us, exhausting for Noomi, she is currently in Romania playing seven characters in the futuristic thriller by Tommy Wirkola. On Thursday, a press conference was held with the director as well as Noomi and co-stars Willem Dafoe and Clara Read. A news segment from the Romanian TV Neptun can be watched in the video archive, a couple of snapshots have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Marinka for the heads-up!
In the upcoming sci-fi thriller Rupture, Noomi Rapace plays a single mother who is abducted by a mysterious organization that then informs her that humanity is facing an unsettling threat from within. And based on Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive first look at the film, the organization—made up of co-stars Michael Chiklis, Kerri Bishé, and Ari Millen – appears to do more than just talk to Rapace. Directed by Steven Shainberg, Rupture also stars Peter Stormare and Lesley Manville. Many thanks to Marika for the heads-up. Also, the film’s producer Andrea Iervolino has posted two fabulous on-set pictures on his website.