Isolation, loneliness and quite possibly an evil presence infects the lives of two boarding school students as they wait out a lonely winter break together.
A Field in England
During the British Civil War, when magic was science, an alchemist forces a group of deserters to help him locate buried treasure, and sends them all straight into the mouth of madness.
THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
In a dystopian future, young Melanie must go on a trip with the soldier who needs to kill her, the doctor who wants to use her and the teacher who wants to help.
A THOUSAND CUTS PRESENTS - GOKE: BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL
An airplane crashes under mysterious circumstances and the survivors find themselves stalked by an evil blobby presence bent on world domination.
While following a day in the life of Mr. Oscar as he attends several appointments, things quickly unravel and spiral out of control, abandoning all sense of logic or sanity. Fans of Carax’s ‘Merde’ segment of Fantastic Fest 2008 hit TOKYO! will be right back at home.
I Am A Knife With Legs
First his girlfriend dies in a suicide bombing. Then a fatwa is issued against him. And now international Europop star Bené’s eclair is weird.
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.
JUNGLE TRAP : Presented By Bleeding Skull
Exploitation demigod James Bryan’s massively entertaining, decapitation-fueled shot-on-video horror masterpiece about a jungle hotel haunted by kill-crazy ghosts in loin cloths, shot in 1990 and unreleased until THIS VERY MOMENT.
KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
The life of a brilliant surgeon is thrown into disarray when his friendship with a bizarre teenager threatens the lives of his entire family. Faced with a frightening choice, the man will be forced to assess all that he's ever done.
Dir. Héléne Cattet, Bruno Forzani
LET THE CORPSES TAN
On a beautiful corner of the Mediterranean, Rhino and his men take refuge after the robbery of 250 kilograms of gold. The plan is simple: Wait and split. But some unwanted visitors are about to turn this idyllic corner into a bloodbath.
Dir. Károly Ujj Mészáros
LIZA THE FOX FAIRY
Somewhere in 1970s Budapest, nurse Liza dreams of romance. But as all her suitors die in violent and extreme ways, she begins to fear the worst: maybe she is really a fox fairy, doomed to remain alone forever!
LUCKY AND FINNEGAN
Video and sound artist Davide Di Saro’s incredibly ambitious animated music video for Toronto band Ronley Teper and the Lipliners has a roster of weirdo characters and infernal landscapes to rival a 1930s Fleischer Brothers cartoon.
Dir. Agnieszka Smoczynska
Two young mermaids get caught up in the world of a Warsaw nightclub as they navigate human life and love in this Polish musical.
DIY collage-animating legend Martha Colburn turns her talents to three-dimensional stop motion and found footage in this transformative experimental nightmare originally commissioned by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.
Painstakingly hand-drawn by a single animator over four years, this saturated slice of lo-fi sci-fi pulp recalls both Moebius and Miyazaki as it ambitiously realizes an eclectic post-apocalyptic future populated by lion-men, brain-leeching slugs and Saturday Morning Cartoon villainy, the latter most memorably personified by the sublimely named Dr. Mindskull.
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.
Nacho Vigalondo’s latest is a completely unique and endlessly creative thriller for the internet age, taking place entirely on a single computer desktop.