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Pairing top actors with a team of interactive-video pros, "Broken Night" l
For a virtual reality experience that probes a fractured mind, "Broken Night" does a good job putting tricky pieces together.
The experience, set to be showcased Saturday at the Cannes film festival's VR-heavy Next program, explores a woman's trauma-skewed memories as she recounts a crime to a detective. The viewer, grappling alongside her to figure out what really happened, chooses which of her memories to follow.
But more than its plot twists, "Broken Night" provides a peek at something fresh for virtual reality: what it feels like when the makers already know what they're doing. "Broken Night" combines a team from Eko, the most experienced company at making interactive live video, with actors Emily Mortimer (" The Newsroom," " Shutter Island") and Alessandro Nivola (" American Hustle," HBO's current " The Wizard of Lies"), some of the most talented actors to flex real muscle in VR yet.
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