Following its triumphant run on the international festival circuit – picking up awards left, right and centre – Mathieu Turi’s minimalist but brutally effective MEANDER finally gets a day-and-date release.
Written and directed by Turi, the film brings a much-needed fresh spin on films such as Vincenzo Natali’s Cube and James Wan’s Saw. Gaia Weiss (“Vikings,” Shepherd) stars as Lisa who wakes up trapped inside a narrow tube. On her arm, she finds a bracelet with a countdown… The young woman has no idea why she’s there, but she soon realises that she’s going to have to reach the limits of her physical and psychological endurance to survive this claustrophobic trap.
Gravitas Ventures released Meander in limited theatres and on VOD platforms yesterday, (9th July), SCREAM caught up with Turi who revealed the complications that came with creating such a claustrophobic and labyrinthine set and how he addressed making sure the film wouldn’t be written off as just another SAW wannabe.
Words: Howard Gorman