The Last Thing Mary Saw
Director: Edoardo Vitaletti Run Time: 89 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2021
Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Rory Culkin, Shane Coffey
U.S. premiere; co-presented by Newfest
In mid-1800s New York, Mary has to keep her romance with her family’s maid, Eleanor, hidden, as it goes against every belief that her intensely religious family holds dear. Despite their efforts, they’re caught, and the consequences that befall Mary go beyond just the Lord’s ways—they tap into evil as well. Ornate in its period-specific production and basking in its slow-burn creepiness, first-time filmmaker Edoardo Vitaletti’s impressive debut explores the darker sides of faith-gone-wrong fanaticism with precision and a sneakily malignant force. A Shudder Original Film.