Directed by Ilana Rein
When Daniel, a successful real estate developer, must evict Nina, a mysterious small-time psychic struggling to provide for her young son, the last thing he expects in return is a free reading. But when Nina senses the spirit of Daniel’s dead wife, a once-promising artist, his desire to reconnect with her quickly becomes an obsession. Haunted by memories, Daniel is determined to reunite with his wife—who may have designs of her own. Soon, Daniel and Nina must each decide how far they’ll go to get what they want in this supernatural, psychological thriller. 2018, U.S., DCP, 101 minutes. Recommended for 16+.
Followed by a post-screening discussion with director, co-writer, and producer Ilana Rein, producer and co-writer Brian Smith, and lead actor Wes Ramsey at each screening.
Connection to Kentucky: Perception was filmed entirely in Louisville with a local crew and supporting cast. Native Louisvillian Wes Ramsey stars as lead actor and the soundtrack includes a song by the local group The Pass.
Festival History: DTLA Film Festival.