Films: Mental Illness

  • Sleep Clinic
    This WTF animated short made for New Zealand’s 48Hrs Furious Fimmaking Challenge spends six mind-melting minutes entrenched in the desperate delusions of an insomniac. The most essential psychiatric fantasy musical since ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER.
  • Solitudo
    Fantastic Fest is proud to premiere the directorial debut of writer/actress Alice Lowe (SIGHTSEERS; GARTH MARENGHI’S DARKPLACE), an austere tale of a nun in isolation at a rural convent who is terrorized by an encroaching darkness… that may be coming from within.
  • SUPER DARK TIMES
    A split-second act of violence forever changes the lives of two '90s kids. Now they must cope with both the fallout of that moment and the pressures of high school in this clever and bloody coming-of-age thriller.
  • SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL
    Adele is a friendless young woman living with her wealthy but agoraphobic aunt. She meets Beth and the two become fast friends, but Adele may be drawn to a darkness within her new companion, a darkness that threatens to overtake everything.
  • TABULA RASA
    The first three episodes of a gripping Belgian psychological TV thriller about a young female amnesiac who’s the key subject in a man’s disappearance.
  • THE TREACHEROUS
    Considered the worst tyrant in the long and rather oppressive history of Korea, King Yeonsan enslaved a thousand women to serve his carnal desires. This bawdy, unexpurgated (and almost surely exaggerated) tale of his sexual exploits is the heir apparent to the notorious 1980s era Hong Kong CAT III classics.  
  • The Treatment
    A police inspector with a dark past leads an increasingly personal manhunt when a nine-year-old child goes missing.
  • VIDAR THE VAMPIRE
    Vidar is a farmer leading a life that only be described as boring. A chance encounter with a strange character who may be a vampire Jesus will change Vidar’s life (and death) for once and all.