It's Emily's (Antonia Tootill) 25th birthday, but despite her mun
(Jenny Runacre) throwing a party for her, she's in anything but a
celebratory mood. Basically, it's her hands are what's bothering her, she
always felt they had weird powers, something that's only manifesting now
... and indeed, at her party, everyone all of a sudden disappears into
thin air. Then Emily receives a call from her best friend Kerri (Josie
O'Rourke), who tells her she knows where everyone has disappeared to and
she can bring her there - only thing is, Kerri has died a year ago. It
turns out that Emily's hands can make people disappear, something she's
not very happy about, and to get to the bottom of it all, Emily drifts
from one reality into the next, until she ends up at her birthday party
again - only it's not her 25th ...
Granted, it's kind of hard to make perfect sense of Emily's
Hands, which really bends its main character's reality rather
deliberately and without any explanation - and this really works for the
movie here, creates a perfect atmosphere of unease and confusion, also
helped of course by a solid directorial effort and a strong cast.
worth a look for sure.