World Sales: MPI

Jules joins Jackie at a secluded, lakeside cabin. The couple’s initially idyllic relationship is quickly undermined by a neighbour’s tactless revelation. Little by little, one of the women shows herself to be a frightening psychopath. What Keeps You Alive is a film with few characters, but in these woods where no one can be heard, it focuses on a pursuit, a struggle and a violent hunt.

Minihan’s film challenges this gay couple’s feelings and blind trust in one another. From one scene to the next, one will discover who the other really is. In a role tinged with perverseness and cynicism, Hanna Emily Anderson delivers a no holds barred performance.


Country: Canada

Year: 2017

Duration: 1hr 38

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Directors: Colin Minihan

Producers: Kurtis David Harder, Ben Knechtel, Chris Ball

Scenario: Colin Minihan

Cinematographer: David Schuurman

Music: Brittany Allen

Cast: Hannah Anderson, Martha MacIsaac, Brittany Allen