Written and Directed by Viko Nikci.
CELLAR DOOR tells the story of the young lover Aidie (Karan Hassan) a fighter inside and out – as she searches for her son while in the grip of the Church. But as she gets close to the truth, she suffers uncontrollable shifts in time and place that send her spiralling. With a unique point of view on a familiar trauma, CELLAR DOOR cuts deep into Aidie’s subjective experience.
Something is forcing Aidie to relive the moments that led to her being institutionalised. Aidie must work out the mystery, break free from the cycle and find her son.
At its core, CELLAR DOOR is an emotional, character-driven story. At its surface, it is a physical manifestation of the state of Aidie’s mind. The film is the journey from that core to that surface. It is a subjective study of Aidie as she unravels the emotionally charged mystery of her life.
CELLAR DOOR is a moving mystery thriller – an exploration of love regained and loss relived – that ends with a jolt as Aidie awakens to something beyond all expectations.
Praise for Cellar Door
Cellar Door is a great film with interesting cinematography, a solid performance by Karen Hassan and some fantastic editing. It is clear that Nikci and Hassan have put a lot of work and research into the creation of this film, allowing it to get better the more you think about it. While it may not be for everyone, I would recommend this to anyone interested in seeing something weird, different and unique, as it is an intense experience that won’t ever be replicated. – Steven (Film Ireland).