“Watcher” for world premiere at Sundance film fest

Abu Dhabi-backed film Watcher is set to have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Produced by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Gulf News reports the psychological thriller directed by the award-winning writer/director Chloe Okuno, stars Maika Monroe (It Follows), Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) and Burn Gorman (Enola Holmes) in the lead.

Filmed on location in Romania, Watcher follows a young married couple as they move into a new apartment together in Bucharest, just as a citywide panic is brewing over a possible serial killer on the loose. Julia (Monroe), who finds herself isolated in her new surroundings, becomes increasingly tormented by the belief that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in the adjacent building.

“I am incredibly honoured to have my first feature-length film premiere at Sundance. This was an amazing project to work on and I am so pleased Watcher is getting this wonderful platform for its world premiere,” Okuno said in a statement.

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