The wild bunch, bold cinematic rebels and adventurous films
POLAND | 109 minutes | 2018
A bus full of young adults stops on a lonely road. They’re off to work in what appears to be a strange hotel. But is that really where they’re going? Whatever the case, it becomes all too clear that work is not, in fact, very good for you at all. The hellish passage of a group of young people through an elusive, spectral world where nothing is as it seems makes for one very disquieting chiller. Proof that genre cinema is today reinventing itself with panache in Poland and that director Jagoda Szelc is one of its rising stars.CANADIAN PREMIEREIn collaboration with FTA." ... a powerful visual poem, a fascinatingly misanthropic excavation of socialisation and group mentality." The Movie Waffler"Stunning ... a wonderfully mordant, meta reflection on the creative process and the end of studies to which the film itself is the monument." Pop Matters"...provides menace and rewards patience." Screen Anarchy« ... une atmosphère étrange et suffocante digne des meilleurs films d’horreur. ... l’expérience cinématographique globale est exquise. » Panorama-Cinema
Rotterdam Film Festival
Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival
New Horizons Film Festival
MONUMENT / 2018 - fictionWIE?A. JASNY DZIE?. / TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. / 2017 - fictionSPACER / A SHORT WALK / 2015 - short documentaryTAKI PEJZA? / SUCH A LANDSCAPE / 2013 - short fictionPUNKT WYJ?CIA / EXIT POINT / 2012 - short documentaryAPOSIOPESIS / 2011 - short fictionI NIGDY NIE WRACA? / WITH NO RETURN / 2011 - short fictionKICHOT / 2011 - short documentary
A meteorite falls to Earth near Arkham. Soon, the place is overrun by the shadows. Death stalks the town, madness reigns, and it starts to look like the...
PORTUGAL, UNITED STATES | 111 minutes | 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
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
Sign-up for our newsletter to get all the latest Festival news!