Voice from the Stone

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"Silence is calling"
  • R
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.2  (12,128)
  • 42

Voice from the Stone is a supernatural thriller movie that was released in 2017. It is directed by Eric D. Howell and features Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, and Caterina Murino. This movie is based on a novel named ‘La Voce Della Pietra’ by Silvio Raffo. The story takes place in Tuscany, Italy, in the 1950s. Emilia Clarke plays Verena, a young nurse who is hired by a sculptor whose son has stopped speaking since the untimely death of his mother. Verena is tasked with the responsibility of helping the child regain his voice.

The sculptor, Klaus (Marton Csokas), is a widower who lives in a sprawling estate in the countryside. The estate is surrounded by lush gardens, vineyards, and a huge mansion that is centuries old. The mansion is almost a character in its own right, and the camera lingers on its eerie, gothic architecture, hinting at the movie’s supernatural element.

When Verena arrives at the estate, she is met with hostility from the boy, Jakob (Edward George Dring). Jakob is an unsettling child whose silence and deadpan stares give him an otherworldly quality. Verena learns that Jakob has been communicating with his mother’s spirit and believes that she is still alive. She encounters paranormal events which suggest that Jakob’s mother may be present in some form.

As Verena spends more time at the estate, she begins to understand that there is more to Jakob’s silence than meets the eye. His mother’s tragic death has left him traumatised and unwilling to speak. As Verena tries to get through to him, she begins to experience frightening visions and hallucinations that leave her questioning her own sanity.

Voice from the Stone is a slow-burning movie that builds its tension gradually. The cinematography is beautiful, and the movie’s setting - the strikingly beautiful Tuscan landscape - is a character in its own right. The movie is set in a time when rural Italy was still untouched by modernity, and the quaint, rustic charm of the country is evident in every frame.

The performances in the movie are top-notch. Emilia Clarke delivers a restrained and nuanced performance, and Marton Csokas is electrifying as the brooding, intense sculptor. Edward George Dring, who plays Jakob, is a revelation. His portrayal of a troubled child is chilling and convincing.

Voice from the Stone is not a movie for everyone. Its slow pace and deliberate storytelling may put off viewers expecting a fast-paced horror flick. However, for those who enjoy atmospheric, character-driven suspense movies, Voice from the Stone is a must-watch.

The movie’s central theme is grief and how it can manifest in different ways. Klaus is consumed by grief and uses his art as an outlet. Jakob’s grief has silenced him, and Verena’s grief for her dead mother makes her empathise with Jakob. The theme is handled delicately and with subtlety.

Overall, Voice from the Stone is a haunting, visually stunning thriller with impeccable performances from its cast. The subtle, creepy horror elements make it an engaging watch for fans of the genre, and the gorgeous setting and themes of grief add depth to the story.

Voice from the Stone is a 2017 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 42.

Voice from the Stone
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