Step inside the mirror with 'Look Away' stars India Eisley and Jason Isaacs
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s very much the season for big screen scares. Opening in select theaters this Friday is the psychological thriller “Look Away,” starring India Eisley, Jason Isaacs and Mira Sorvino. The project also marks the first English language feature from writer and director Assaf Bernstein. Bernstein made his feature film directing debut with 2007’s “The Debt,” which followed three retired Mossad agents who become haunted by an event from their shared past. Moviebill had the opportunity to sit down with Bernstein alongside stars Eisely and Isaacs. Check out the full interview in the player above.
As Bernstein explains himself, “Look Away” has been brewing the back of his head since he was a child. The story sets Eisley as Maria, a softspoken high school girl who, despite her best efforts, finds herself ostracized and tormented by all of her peers. Her home life isn’t much better, either, with Isaacs set as her father. A successful plastic surgeon, Isaacs’ Dan is a stern, judgmental patriarch who can only see Maria for her faults. As the world seemingly turns against her, Maria finds her only solace in the most unlikely of places: her own reflection. Speaking to her through the mirror, an alternate Maria (who calls herself Airam) reveals herself as everything Maria isn’t. As she continues to confront her doppelgänger on the other side of the glass, the balance between Maria and Airam begins to shift with deadly consequences for everyone that has treated her so poorly.
“Look Away” is produced by Brad Kaplan and Dana Lustig and posts cinematography by Pedro Luque. Luque is best known for his work on the horror thriller “Don’t Breathe” in 2016. He has since reteamed with that film’s director, Fede Alvarez, for next month’s “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” a new story set in the world of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.