The Sonata – France | UK | Latvia | Russia, 2018 – preview

The Sonata is a 2018 horror thriller in which a young violinist unravels her long lost father’s past, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination.

Directed by Andrew Desmond (Galaxy of Horrors segment ‘Entity’) from a screenplay co-written with Arthur Morin, the French-British-Russian-Latvian production stars Rutger Hauer, James Faulkner, Freya Tingley, James Kermack and Simon Abkarian.


After the death of her estranged but famous composer father, young virtuoso violinist Rose (Freya Tingley) inherits the old mansion in which he lived. There, she discovers her father’s final work: a mysterious music score marked with strange symbols.

With the help of Charles (Simon Abkarian), her agent and manager, she deciphers the symbols and, little by little, starts to unlock secrets concerning her father’s past, setting in motion the mechanisms of a plan imagined on the day she was born…

Cast and characters:

  • Rutger Hauer … Richard Marlow
  • James Faulkner … Sir Victor
  • Freya Tingley … Rose
  • Simon Abkarian … Charles
  • Christopher Brand … Notary
  • James Kermack … Sound Engineer
  • Matt Barber … James
  • Catherine Schaub-Abkarian … Thérèse

Production companies:

  • The Project
  • Featuristic Films
  • CTB Film Company
  • Tasse Film
  • Creativity Capital (in association with)

Additional image credits: UHM

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