An atmospheric, intricate study of a troubled young mind, 'The Transfiguration' follows orphaned teen Milo (Eric Ruffin) as he immerses himself in vampire lore to escape his troubled life. In Queens, New York, 14-year-old Milo is a total outsider. Ignored by his schoolmates and bullied by older children, he takes refuge in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he studies vampire mythology, to the point of obsession. Milo hides a terrible secret, but a chance encounter with neighbour Sophie (Chloe Levine) leads him to develop new feelings. But will it be enough to quash his dark urges? This first feature from writer/director Michael O’Shea took Cannes 2016 by storm, where it competed in 'Un Certain Regard', and received widespread praise for its bold, unusual take on the classic coming of age tale... with added bite.
Starring Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Moten
Director Michael O'Shea