Joseph Quinn's first post-Stranger Things movie gets first look

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The 38th Venice International Film Critics' Week has released the first look at Hoard, Joseph Quinn's first post-Stranger Things outing.

Written and directed by UK filmmaker Luna Carmoon (Nosebleed, Shagbands), the indie film is in competition at the Venice International Film Critics' Week. Paris-based sales agent Alpha Violet has also acquired worldwide sales rights for the film (H/T ScreenDaily).

Hoard is a "tale of mother and daughter," first following main character Maria as a child, then skipping ahead to her as an 18-year-old navigating both the past and the present. Things become even more complicated when a man named Michael (Quinn) comes to stay (H/T Deadline). Per the synopsis: "The shimmering memories that she once suppressed begin to haunt her; as grief never really heals does it? It simply disguises itself in things."

The cast also includes Saura Lightfoot Leon, Hayley Squires, Lily-Beau Leach, and Deba Hekmat.

Per the Venice Critics' Week website, the film is split into two timelines: 1984: "There’s a landfill in our living roomMother and Maria’s world feels like sparkles down spines, Christmas is every day in their nidus of love" and 1994: "He handed her to me, its weight would come in wavesMaria’s last day of school. As she arrives home, at the top stairs, waiting, are two bare feet. A tall odd man, a stranger who has a familiar scent of trauma, a childhood pain, a Gemini of knowing stings – Michael."

An excerpt of the film screened last year as part of the BFI London Film Festival's Works-in-Progress showcase, where each feature film is either currently in project, post-production, or near completion.

“Like a magician, the ugliness of things is transformed into divine grace before our astonished eyes," Virginie Devesa, co-CEO, sales and acquisitions at Alpha Violet said of Carmoon and Hoard.

Carmoon's short films Shagbands and Nosebleed both premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

"[Hoard] is me, the ugly parts of me as well as the beautiful parts of me. There may be people who don’t like me after this film, but I don’t want to be liked, I want to make people feel something," she previously told ScreenDaily.

Quinn broke the Internet and stole our hearts as Eddie Munson in Stranger Things season 4 (and we're still not over what happened to his character). Following his massive success, the actor landed a lead role in both A Quiet Place: Day One and Ridley Scott's Gladiator 2.

Hoard does not yet have a release date. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2023 and beyond.

Lauren Milici
Senior Writer, Tv & Film

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