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.
Duration: 1hr 38
Version: English, with French subtitles
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