A hospital emergency psychiatrist, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) witnesses a bizarre incident involving a patient, Laura (Caitlin Stasey). The young woman’s death stirs traumatic memories in the doctor, who must understand if what she is seeing is real or the result of her own wounds.
This is the story of Sorria, a new horror film that uses the disturbing aspect of its “smiling nature” to go viral on social media. For the protagonist, daughter of none other than Kevin Bacon, the storyline is a good starting point for the public to think about mental health.
“I think we tend to blame people for mental health problems rather than physical problems. And there’s nothing worse than that,” the actress reflects in an interview syringes.
“What is happening is nobody’s fault and not everyone has access to health care. That’s why I wanted to make it [minha personagem] empathetic so people would know she didn’t choose it. I just wanted people to discuss the issue.”
Director Parker Finn and Sosie Bacon behind the scenes of ‘Smile’, in theaters now
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Spending too much time in his own head, something Dr. Rose Cotter in the film is creating a sensation similar to that experienced by the world for much of 2020 in the months following the enactment of the Covid19 pandemic.
“Rose is quite isolated during the film and doesn’t have a lot of people to share what’s happening with and that can be very scary. The isolation from Covid was also very scary for everyone,” he compares.
“And on top of that, I believe that those around them are beginning to pose a danger and this has been very much maintained precisely because of the Covid, which anyone can transmit [o vírus]. I feel like I’m traumatized by life, feeling that people I don’t even know can pose a danger. This is very sad and we all grieve in some way.
Why is terrorism important?
Sosie Bacon with Kate Winslet on the set of Mare of Easttown
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By the age of 30, Sosie was starring in shows like Mare of Easttown (HBO), 13 Reasons Why (Netflix) and Scream (MTV), based on Scream, and in films like The Disciple of Charles Manson” by Mary Harron (“American Psycho”).
Sosie is the daughter of actor Kevin Bacon
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Although he began his career directing his own father in 2005 with a part in the film Paul’s Education, this is his first role as a protagonist.
Career experience and exposure to horror stories has brought her to a close relationship with genre cinema, which is why Sosie believes stories have something important to say.
It’s a good way for artists to process aspects of society that are difficult to comprehend and comprehend. I think Jordan Peele, with ‘Get Out!’ and his other films changed the genre to talk about things that are almost taboo.
Sosie Bacon, actress
“Often in movies we either talk about these issues in a very obvious way or we don’t talk at all,” he continues. “Terror manages to capture the intricacies of what challenges us as a society, quite exciting.”
If the smile, initially a harmless gesture, has become the creepiest aspect of the feature film, there is an explanation that ties to the film’s messages about the importance of the mental health debate.
“[O sorriso] it’s like a mask that somehow camouflages negative emotions. I think the layer of Rose’s smile I wanted to focus on is how scary it can be to have to pretend everything’s okay when it’s not, because that’s the expectation that goes on one is provided.”
“In one scene she’s standing in front of a mirror, putting on makeup and trying to smile, which would be acceptable at this event, but that’s not how she really feels,” he continues, recalling a specific moment in the film. “I think it can make a person more isolated and anxious and sad.”