I have not stopped thinking about Come True since I stopped watching it last night. Little flickers of the characters and the story have been flowing through my mind. The music by Electric Youth is a major factor. That combined with the visuals and the groundbreaking concept makes Come True a must-watch.
The film is written and directed by Anthony Scott Burns and stars Julia Sarah Stone (AMC’s THE KILLING) in a powerful performance as Sarah. She commands the screen as Sarah, a runaway who is having recurring nightmares enlists in a sleep study hoping that she will find answers to her dreams and have a safe place to sleep.
Having previously been sleeping on a slide in the park, a bed is a nice change of pace. Do not go in expecting a fast-paced sci-fi film. Come True is the perfect example of a slow burn movie. I am still reeling from the last act.
Come True is inspired by a Berkeley study that reconstructed the dreams, memories, and “movies” of the mind, and the work of Nicolas Roeg, Stanley Kubrick, and David Cronenberg. The colors are wonderful, which is why it is good to turn your lights off at home for this film (and for any film if you can IMO).
Do not miss out on this film. Go in blind and turn down the lights and immerse yourself in this film.
High school student Sarah (Stone) is at her lowest point yet when she runs away from home and finds herself with no one to rely on and struggling with recurring nightmares. She chances upon a university sleep study that offers the promise of safety and money and brings her an unexpected friend and confidant in the overseeing scientist Jeremy (Liboiron). But there’s something curious about proceedings and being under observation seems to make Sarah’s disturbing dreams even worse. As the darkness begins to close in, it’s soon clear that Sarah has unknowingly become the conduit to a horrifying, new discovery…
A distinctive and compelling work of science fiction that haunts the space between wakefulness and sleep, COME TRUE is the sophomore feature by Canadian writer, director, cinematographer, and composer Anthony Scott Burns. Featuring an unforgettable electronic score by Electric Youth and Pilotpriest (the filmmaker’s composing moniker) and a striking performance from breakthrough actress Julia Sarah Stone (ALLURE, EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE, AMC’s The Killing), COME TRUE is a cinematic dream well worth the submersion.
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COME TRUE is now open in select theaters, digital platforms, and cable VOD on March 12, 2021 courtesy of IFC Midnight, and available in Canada on the same date courtesy of Raven Banner.