Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural invites you to watch Attachment, the feature debut from Denmark-based writer/director Gabriel Bier Gislason; a horror romance steeped in Jewish folklore.
Maja (Josephine Park), a Danish has-been actress falls in love with Leah (Ellie Kendrick), an academic from London. After Leah suffers from a mysterious seizure, Maja returns with her to her childhood home. There, she meets Leah’s overbearing mother, Chana (Sofie Gråbøl), a woman who could hold dark secrets.
Attachment world premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival to great acclaim and went on to screen at Outfest, Fantastic Fest, and the prestigious London Film Festival. Award-winning actor David Dencik (No Time to Die) stars alongside Josephine Park (Baby Fever), Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones), and internationally acclaimed Danish actress Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing).
Attachment gives a new twist on the demonic dybbuk sub-genre in horror and pairs it with an unexpectedly campy and comedic flare through a sincere, personal script written for Josephine Park, Gislason’s longtime friend, loosely inspired by stories from her life.
Set in the Hasidic area of North London, where Gislason lived for years, the film draws heavily on Yiddish folklore art and literature, portraying a highly fictionalized – but deeply affectionate – rendering of the culture that originated them. Thomas Heinesen produces for Nordisk Film Production and is supported by the Danish Film Institute’s New Danish Screen in collaboration with Yousee and DR.