Review: A Quiet Place (2018) – silent rooftop screening
Hi everyone! This is gonna be my first review exclusively in English, and I hope you like it! I am so excited still thinking about the special screening we got to attend on Wednesday, in London. But let me backtrack a little bit. A few weeks ago I got myself into a little Facebook contest that took place on the official A Quiet Place movie page. But I wasn’t the one who won, probably because I don’t believe in luck 🙂 . My fiancé won!
The prize consisted in a pair of tickets for a silent rooftop screening of A Quiet Place, in London, at Rooftop Film Club. Ma-gi-cal.
Although we already saw the movie, we just wished so bad to win those tickets, because we were (and still are) in love with the movie. If you didn’t hear about A Quiet Place before, which I doubt, the movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. I am not a fan of horror movies, I actually avoid the genre, but this is not a horror movie for me. It is a psychological drama that easily made me, and my fiancé, cry on both occasions.
A Quiet Place is a beautiful directorial debut for John Krasinski, who also stars in the movie alongside Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and little Cade Woodward. Krasinski co-wrote the script with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, and the intesity of the story is overwhelmingly good. You can watch the trailer below.
I just want to talk a bit about the actual screening, which like I stated before, was a silent screening. Everybody had their own pair of Bluetooth headphones, and once the sun completely set, the movie become more and more intense. I will always remember a specific moment of the screening where the rooftop lights changed to red when Evelyn (Emily Blunt, such a powerful perfomance!) turned the lights red in the movie. Everybody clapped and cheered on this. So, so cool!
Some photos from the night:
Paramount Pictures was nice enough to hand out popcorn, free drinks, blankets, and lanters that we were allowed to take home! It was such a special night and we are very grateful for it.