Films: Mother Issues

  • Housebound
    Forced to return to her childhood on house arrest, Kylie discovers that there are more sinister forces in the old homestead than just her overbearing mother.
  • I AM HERE
    A powerful business executive wanders down a dark path in order to have the child she desperately needs in this shocking piece from the director of 2007’s unusual animation PRINCESS.
  • Kid’s Police
    When evil criminal organization Red Venus strikes, there's only one team of highly specialized cops who can help. Unfortunately, they've been dosed with anti-aging gas that has turned them all into children.
  • Moebius
    A transgressive taboo-shattering psychodrama from Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk.
  • 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!
  • MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN
    An impossibly personal portrait of unique filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn over the course of the shooting/release of his 2013 film ONLY GOD FORGIVES.
  • MY FRIEND DAHMER
    This is the story of Jeffrey Dahmer, a high school loner whose life would shape up to be something far more frightening than anyone could have imagined.
  • Nymphomaniac: Extended Directors Cut
    Fantastic Fest proudly presents the complete, uncut version of Lars von Trier’s epic and highly controversial film.
  • The Obvious Child
    One of the wildest, most richly perverse animators of recent years, UK-based filmmaker Stephen Irwin (MOXIE; THE BLACK DOG’S PROGRESS) returns with this controversial tale of a chain-smoking toddler whose stuffed rabbit helps her get her dead parents’ dismembered limbs into heaven.
  • PERVERT BOY
    This is the story of four brothers and the inevitable clash between their lives in modern day Seoul. This is the story of a pervert boy and those who surround him.
  • PIN CUSHION
    In this wholly unique blend of gothic fairytale and heart-wrenchingly real emotion from first-time feature director Deborah Haywood, Iona and her mother arrive in a new town hoping for a better life, but find themselves targeted by bullies.
  • THE PRINCE OF NOTHINGWOOD
    Meet Salim Shaheen: Afghani auteur, prolific actor and one-man moviemaking industry. Along with his trusted troupe of actors, he defies all the odds in the Middle East to fulfill his dreams of making movies.
  • PSYCHO RAMAN
    Raghavan is a cop: brutal, violent, and drug-addicted. Ramanna is a criminal: psychotic, unpredictable, and vicious. It’s only a matter of time before they meet and when they do, Mumbai's slums will be colored deep crimson.
  • Remember Me
    In this savvy commentary on the narcissistic pull of social media platforms, a self-obsessed man is convinced that he will cease to exist unless someone is thinking about him at all times, causing him to stoop to the lowest levels of unethical and debasing behaviour to satiate his need for constant attention.
  • SENSORIA
    Caroline Menard is a woman in her thirties who has lost everything. As she moves into a new apartment searching for a new start, she’s unaware that something ancient is waiting for her.
  • Shrew’s Nest
    A young Spanish girl living with her agoraphobic sister in their family's apartment discovers the real reasons behind her sister's strange behavior.
  • Skom

    Skom

    Dir. Christophe Deroo
  • Skom
    In this Lovecraftian throwback to the pulpy pleasures of vintage horror comics, two kids stumble upon their school janitor’s ghastly plan to get rid of his domineering mother. Director Christophe Deroo and Producers Katya Mokolo and Merwen Belkeddar with Bill Fabre LIVE in attendance!
  • SPEED
    Four friends navigate sex, love and life in a heart-breaking new film from Korean auteur and Fantastic Fest favorite Lee Sang-woo.