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The Transfiguration is a 2016 American horror drama film written and directed by Michael O'Shea. It was selected to be screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2] The film was released in the United Kingdom on April 21, 2017.[3]

The Transfiguration
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Film poster
Directed byMichael O'Shea
Produced bySusan Leber
Written byMichael O'Shea
StarringEric Ruffin
Music byMargaret Chardiet
CinematographySung Rae Cho
Edited byKathryn J. Schubert
Transfiguration Productions
Release date
  • 14 May 2016 (2016-05-14) (Cannes)
  • 21 April 2017 (2017-04-21)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States



  • Eric Ruffin as Milo
  • Chloe Levine as Sophie
  • Aaron Clifton Moten as Lewis
  • Carter Redwood as Andre
  • Danny Flaherty as Mike
  • Larry Fessenden as Drunk Man
  • Lloyd Kaufman as Hobo
  • James Lorinz as Detective
  • Victor Pagan as Deli Regular
  • Anna Friedman as Stacey


On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 84%, based on 55 reviews with an average rating of 6.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "The Transfiguration tells a quieter, more deliberately paced tale than genre fans might expect, but for those with the patience to let it sink in, it offers its own rewards."[4] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average rating of 65 out of 100, based on 16 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]


  1. ^ Debruge, Peter; Keslassy, Elsa (April 14, 2016). "Cannes 2016: Film Festival Unveils Official Selection Lineup". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ O'Falt, Chris (May 16, 2016). "Who Is Michael O'Shea and How Did His American Indie Vampire Movie Get Into Cannes?". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "THE TRANSFIGURATION (15)". British Board of Film Classification. March 9, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "The Transfiguration (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Transfiguration Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 3, 2018.

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