The wild bunch, bold cinematic rebels and adventurous films
INDIA | 98 minutes | 2019
Grounded in the Bengali fantasy tradition, two ghost stories attack reality in bizarre and absurd ways. There’s the one about the land surveyor who finds himself prey to a facetious polymorph, and there’s the one about a wandering cook who takes refuge in an abandoned mansion haunted by a colourful female ghost. Make no mistake, Ghost of the Golden Groves is way out there. It’s a cinematic elsewhere in the form of a liberated creative space where the films of Kaneto Shindo, Apitchatpong Weerasethakul and Rick Alverson (Entertainment) collide. Fascinating, giddy and deeply disconcerting.NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE."... mashes up the genres of horror, science fiction, and drama, into a story that feels unique in its culture and time frame." Asian Movie Pulse"... an ongoing performative masque, where art and expression are themselves the forces that transform everyday experience into something eternal." Sight and sound"... a trippy Indian sci-fi fantasy sure to engage more adventurous viewers." Screen Anarchy
Ghost of the Golden Groves (2019)
China, late Yuan dynasty. A battle is brewing between the army and a group of rebels. Everyone is in the dark as to who, when and how, but what is known is...
HONG KONG, TAIWAN | 105 minutes | 1973
Documentarist Alexandre O. Philippe goes back to the very roots of a film that marked the imagination of an entire generation: Ridley Scott’s Alien...
UNITED STATES | 95 minutes | 2019
In Japan, hell is a bar. A no man’s land that Kanako falls into, literally. Now forced to work for a cook with some rather complicated criminal habits...
JAPAN | 117 minutes | 2019
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