Films: Kitsch

  • BAASHA
    Superstar Rajinikanth plays a rickshaw driver with a history of violence in this genre-defining musical gangster romance epic from the director of AALAVANDHAN.
  • BAT PUSSY - PRESENTED BY AGFA AND SOMETHING WEIRD
    AGFA and Something Weird present a brand new 2K transfer of the world's first X-rated parody.
  • Danger 5
    It’s World War II and there’s nothing Hitler won’t do to take over the world! Dinosaur men! Love potions! Giant robots! And all that stands in his way are the intrepid forces of the DANGER 5!
  • Danger 5 - Series 2
    When Adolf Hitler surfaces posing as a 1980s high school student, there can be only one response! The crack team of Danger 5 are pressed back into service to eliminate the Nazi threat once and for all!
  • AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN
    Fantastic Fest alumni director Jim Hosking (THE GREASY STRANGLER; RENEGADES) is back with a second feature as absurd, crazy, and funny as his first. Follow Lulu Danger’s very own revolution in a Lynch-meets-Waters run-down version of America.
  • KEEP AN EYE OUT
    An absurd all-night interrogation set in a camp ‘70s police station, Quentin Dupieux’s latest opus, KEEP AN EYE OUT, is a celebration of his own brand of quirky, offbeat humor, performed by France’s most refreshing comedic talents.
  • The Last Video Store
    The crew behind Edmonton’s DEDFest and cult video store The Lobby bring you this histrionic tidal wave of VHS nostalgia, featuring robots, evil corporations, a killer theme song and guest-FX by Astron-6’s Steve Kostanski. Director Tim Rutherford LIVE in attendance!
  • THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD (AKA TURKISH STAR WARS)
    There has never been and will never be another film like THE MAN WHO SAVES THE WORLD, and your only chance to discover why is at this special Fantastic Fest screening!
  • Maruyama the Middle Schooler
    A middle school student prone to wild daydreams devotes his waking hours to stretching and flexibility exercises with the ultimate goal of one day being able to lick his own penis.
  • Munchausen
    A clingy mother (Bonnie Bedelia of THE STRANGE VENGEANCE OF ROSALIE and DIE HARD) goes to extreme lengths to prevent her son from going off to college. The latest from the prolific director of the disturbing THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THE JOHNSONS. Writer/Director Ari Aster LIVE in attendance!
  • ORIGINAL COPY
    In the heart of Mumbai, behind the screen of one of the last Hindi Film cinemas, lives Sheik Rahman, the city’s last painter of film posters. This is his story.
  • PHANTASM: RAVAGER
    The fifth and final film in the classic Phantasm film series, Phantasm Ravager follows our intrepid everyman hero Reggie on his quest across dark dimensions as he struggles to confront and vanquish the sinister Tall Man
  • QUIT YOUR LIFE
    Presented in English for the first time, actor-director Park Nou-sik balances the scales of justice as he stalks around Korea with his noose of judgment in the relentless revenge drama QUIT YOUR LIFE.
  • REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF
    Welcome to Turkey. It’s home to Yesilcam, the Turkish Hollywood where, in the late ‘70s, dreams were built on nothing more than a dime. Both a loving tribute to the burgeoning cinema of this young country and a trip into history, REMAKE, REMIX, RIP-OFF brings you the most outlandish story you’ve never heard: filmmaking so dangerous you need a safety harness just to watch.
  • Retrocognition
    A brilliant and disturbing pastiche of melodramatic 1940s radio dramas, former Texan Eric Patrick’s distorted domestic characters - with their cracked faces and murderous longings - offer an uncanny underside to the idyllic nuclear family.
  • SADAKO VS KAYAKO
    The showdown of the century is about to begin and no one in Tokyo will be spared: Ring’s Sadako vs The Grudge’s Kayako in a fight to determine the future of humanity.
  • SALYUT-7
    Based on a true story, SALYUT-7 is the little-known mission to dock with an unmanned space station in order to stop it from crashing into Earth, a feat never before attempted in space history.
  • SHIMAUMA
    Dora is a lowlife con man who runs a marriage scam with his associates. But a badly timed encounter with a yakuza will plunge Dora into a new, deep world of darkness, both ugly and enticing!