While Look Away might dive into a lot of teenage-minded subjects, the themes of isolation and insecurity at the center of the psychological thriller’s narrative are easily relatable to anyone at any age. Starring India Eisley (Underworld Awakening, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as the film’s protagonist Maria, we watch as the awkward and overly shy teen grapples with her identity when she decides to let her doppelgänger take control of her life, which ends up resulting in some tragic circumstances.
Written and directed by Assaf Bernstein, Look Away also stars Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery, A Cure for Wellness), Mira Sorvino (Mimic, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion), Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries, Hemlock Grove), and Harrison Gilbertson (Upgrade, Haunt), and it arrives in limited theaters this Friday, courtesy of Vertical Entertainment.
Earlier this week, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Bernstein, as well as with co-stars Eisley and Isaacs, about working together on Look Away as well as how the film’s story taps into the everyday isolation most of us feel as we live our lives through various forms of technologies. Bernstein also discussed how he crafted the story of Look Away, and both Isaacs and Eisley talked about their characters and their enthusiasm for collaborating with their director.