The Hole in the Ground

The terrific Kerslake gives an anchoring performance, suggesting a slightly young-seeming mother beginning to question the evidence of her own tranquilliser-heavy eyes and having to trust her instincts anew. It’s a film in animated conversation with genre history – even a casual survey of that sinkhole might discern traces of Carrie White’s corpse, The Descent’s doomed spelunkers and the victims of The Vanishing. Yet it always finds new, invariably cinematic ways to nudge us towards its final leap into the abyss. Cronin feels like a real find for our especially insecure moment. (Mike McCahill, The Guardian)

Director's Biography
Lee Cronin
Lee Cronin grew up in a seaside village in Ireland. He considered being a fisherman, a clown, and a ghostbuster. He realized storytelling ticked all three boxes. His film ”Ghost Train” won the Méliès d'Argent for best European fantastic short. He is always casting his net, seeking out mysteries, fables, and tall tales. “The Hole in the Ground” is his feature debut.

Film Selection: The Hole in the Ground (2019) - Ghost Train (2013, short) - Billy & Chuck (2011, short) - Through the Night (2010, short) - Wilbur & Anto (2004, short) 
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2019
Lee Cronin
Ireland / Belgium / Finland 2018
90 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Lee Cronin, Stephen Shields
Cinematography Tom Comerford
Editing Colin Campbell
Sound/Sounddesign Quentin Collette, Jeroen Truijens, Philippe Charbonnel
Music Stephen McKeon
With Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall
Producer(s) John Keville, Conor Barry, Benoît Roland, Ulla Simonen
Savage Productions, Wrong Men, made
World Sales
Bankside Films
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
World Premiere
Sundance Film Festival 2019
Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Sundance Film Festival 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere