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Festivals - Gerardmer 2021 : Sweet river en competition officielle

  • 23.01.2021

    Justin McMillan grandit dans un petit village de pêcheurs situé dans l’état de Nouvelle-Galles du Sud en Australie. Il travaille tout d’abord dans la publicité à Sydney, avant de se tourner vers la réalisation de films publicitaires et le cinéma. En 2012, il co-signe avec Christopher Nelius le documentaire Storm Surfers 3D, narré par Toni Collette, puis cinq ans plus tard le court métrage Buoy. Sweet River est son premier long métrage. Synopsis : Joey, le fils de quatre ans d’Hanna, a été enlevé par le tueur en série Simpkins et n’a jamais été retrouvé. Rongée par la culpabilité, Hanna a fini...

Festivals - Gerardmer 2021: The cursed lesson will be screened

  • 23.01.2021

    The Cursed lesson is a film directed by Kim Ji-han and Juhn Jai-hong. The cast includes Lee Chae-young, Jo Jung-min, Choi Cheol-ho, Kan Mi-youn. Kim Ji-han worked as a producer before signing his first feature film, The Cursed Lesson, with director Juhn Jai-hong. Jai-hong studied business studies at Webster University in Vienna and then turned to filmmaking with the short film Colors (2005). He then worked as an assistant to the late filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who decided to produce his first feature film, Beautiful, in 2008. Synopsis : Hyo-jung has been working as a model for several years but her physique no longer corresponds to today's beauty criteria and she finds herself sidelined. She then decides to take yoga classes of a new kind in...

Festivals - Gerardmer 2021: The mortuary collection will be screened

  • 23.01.2021

    The Mortuary Collection is an anthological horror film written and directed by Ryan Spindell. Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer, Christine Kilmer, Jacob Elordi, Barak Hardley, Sarah Hay and Mike C are among the cast. Nelson. It had its world premiere at the Fantastic Fest on September 22, 2019. At the Raven's End Mortuary, Montgomery Dark (Clancy Brown) presides over the funeral rites of the corpses whose history he keeps in the countless books on his shelves. One day, a young woman named Sam (Caitlin Fisher) answers his "Help Wanted" ad, and his curiosity about death and his past "clients" leads Dark to tell some of his most bizarre stories. As the stories come to life on the screen, we witness a pickpocket receiving his punishment; a fraternity seducer receiving a...

Festivals - Gerardmer 2021 : Slaxx in the program of the shifted night

  • 22.01.2021

    "Slaxx is above all a movie about killer pants! This totally crazy idea came to Patricia Gomez Zlatar and me in a flash. Before we even knew it would be a criticism of the fast fashion industry, we wanted to see killer pants!" - Elza Kephart Launched as part of Fantasia's Frontiers co-production market in 2017, Slaxx is the newest and most eccentric film by Fantasia festival regular Elza Kephart (Graveyard alive, Fantasia 2003). Satisfying the kind of trendy store where sections are described as "ecosystems", Kephart and co-screenwriter Patricia Gomez Zlatar introduce one of the most original film creatures of recent years. These wild Super Shapers have been created with special effects that give them as much personality as they do appetite, and they spurt enough blood...

Festivals - Gerardmer 2021 : Sleep en competition officielle

  • 22.01.2021

    Tourmentée par d’horribles cauchemars qu'elle croit réels, Marlene (Sandra Hüller) décide de rassembler ses visions oniriques. Assemblant des croquis cauchemardesques, des notes ahurissantes et des souvenirs recueillis tout au long de l'année, elle se rend dans un hôtel isolé dans le paisible village de Stainbach. Là, les pièces du puzzle commencent à se mettre en place et elle sombre dans une dépression nerveuse. Inquiète de l'état de sa mère, sa fille de 19 ans, Mona (Gro Swantje Kohlhof), se dirige vers l’institut psychiatrique pour la retrouver. Pour quelqu'un venant de la ville, l'atmosphère du village est immédiatement troublante. À l'hôtel...