Michael O’Shea’s vampire coming-of-age saga The Transfiguration, was a hot commodity on the indie film festival circuit, accumulating accolades at every stop. The film just made an unannounced and unexpected arrival on Netflix, so if it never hit a theater in your town during its limited release, now’s your chance to see what all the buzz is about.
Official Synopsis: When troubled teen Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo’s fantasy into reality.
Our own Michael Klug wrote in his review:
The Transfiguration (a Biblical term meaning, “a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state”) is a festival darling which tells the story of a teenager named Milo (Eric Ruffin) and his new love interest Sophie (Chloe Levine). They live the lives of orphans in the midst of urban blight, although Milo lives with his older brother Lewis (Aaron Moten) and Sophie lives with her never-seen grandfather. This awkward but genuine love between two social outcasts is tested when Sophie learns that Milo is a vampire. He kills and sucks blood (his first on-screen kill starts the film with a bloody bang – there’s that early promise), but is unaffected by the old trappings of religious iconography and sunlight. He keeps books about the lessons he learns and how to best hunt his victims. But Milo is also on a spiritual journey (thus the title) and needs to make a decision about his future and how Sophie fits in.
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