Hands up, all the guys that have watched videos of Sasha Grey on the internet (I’m afraid I’m going to need both hands up for this one; no idea what you’re doing beneath the table). I’m guessing that’s a lot of you. So can you really blame Elijah Wood when he takes things a little too far in spying on the former pornstar, after a stranger somehow manages to get him digital access to her life? Of course you can! Online stalking is never the answer.
What it is though, is a very unique hook for Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo’s latest thriller, Open Windows, as the entire film plays out on the screen of Wood’s character’s computer. It’s a damn intriguing twist, and based on how incredibly inventive Vigalondo’s past work is, as well as Wood’s rather intriguing most recent body of work (Maniac, Grand Piano), this is definitely something I want to check out.
Jill (Grey), the most exciting actress of the moment, refuses to have dinner with Nick (Wood), a fan who won a date with her in an Internet contest organized by the distributor of her latest film.
In return, a man named Chord, who is posing as Jill’s campaign manager, helps Nick to follow in the footsteps of the actress from his own computer. Nick starts a game in which he realizes that is only a puppet into the manic plans devised by Chord, to hunt down the star.
The film is told across Nick’s computer desktop and through the various “open windows” a labyrinthine, Hitchcockian thriller unfolds.
Open Windows hits limited theatres on September 29, 2014.
Last Updated: August 19, 2014