Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.
'Circle' Film Review
Fifty strangers wake up in a dark room, where they immediately learn that unseen forces will vaporize them if they move.
Alien abduction meets game-of-death strategizing in Circle, a bare-bones drama featuring a single location and dozens of very anxious actors. Making their feature debut, writers-directors Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione keep their ambitions in check, taking what easily could be a no-budget stage production and bringing just enough visual appeal to justify the cinematic treatment. It will be appreciated on the fest circuit, especially at genre-specific events, and may well introduce the duo to financiers for bigger outings in the future....
SIFF 2015: Twisted 'Circle' is an irresistible thought experiment
Society loves a good label. After all, labels allow us to judge people without the hassle of actually talking to them. But what if these superficial judgements were a matter of life and death? That’s the question posed by the fascinating new psychological thriller, Circle. Writer-directors Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione mix satire, horror, and science fiction into an irresistible social experiment that puts all of us under the microscope. Relentless and gripping, Circle is a battle royal for “civilized” society....