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Trailer for Stranger Things star's acclaimed new movie Hoard

saura lightfoot leon, joseph quinn, hoard
First trailer for Stranger Things star's HoardVertigo Releasing

Stranger Things' Joseph Quinn stars in the extended trailer for critically acclaimed coming-of-age movie Hoard.

The actor, who plays Eddie Munson in the series, features as Michael in Luna Carmoon's imaginative directorial debut alongside Saura Lightfoot Leon, who plays protagonist Maria. Presented at Venice International Film Festival last year, the film is set to be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland in May.

The trailer for Carmoon's movie introduces 7-year-old Maria (played by Lily Beau-Leach) in London in 1984. She and her mother Cynthia (Hayley Squire) have a close, tender bond, always striving to find magic in the ordinary, "sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish".

saura lightfoot leon, joseph quinn, hoard
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Following a dramatic event that separated mother and daughter, Hoard skips ahead ten years, now following Maria (Lightfoot Leon) as she lives with her foster mum Michelle (Samantha Spiro).

At a pivotal point in her life, the teen protagonist meets 30-year-old Michael (Quinn), whose presence opens the door "to past trauma, magic and madness".

The newly released clip teases a connection between the two troubled characters, with scenes set in the more recent timeline interspersed with flashbacks from Maria's childhood.

joseph quinn, hoard
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Following its Venice and BFI London Film Festival screenings, Hoard has earned rave reviews from critics, currently sitting at a 90% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Critics have praised Lightfoot Leon's physical acting and the intriguing pacing of the story, with IndieWire's review reading: "The sometimes-rapid shifts in tone, even within the same scene, are aided to tremendous effect by the magnetic, fearless performance from Saura Lightfoot Leon."

Hoard will be released in the UK and Ireland on May 10.

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