Encore Screenings will be added to the schedule throughout the fest to meet the demand for popular films. Films will be confirmed in these slots the day before their scheduled screenings and before ticket selections begin for the next day.
Moments before taking the stage, a performer is contacted by his estranged sister and confronted with his stubborn decision to abstain from participating in their society's "brave new world". A dystopian tale with a refreshingly low-key, yet emotional expression of resistance.
Dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic
Lucile Hadzihalilovic (INNOCENCE; ENTER THE VOID) returns to directing with a surreal tale of a young boy on a remote island who develops a mysterious illness and is subjected to sinister medical treatments.
Dir. Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco…
FAREWELL UNCLE TOM
Programmed by Nicolas Winding Refn and Alan Jones in conjuntion with the launch of their new book: THE ACT OF SEEING.
Nicolas Winding Refn and Alan Jones will be in attendance at Fantastic Fest on Saturday and Sunday to introduce the films programmed alongside their book launch.The books are available for pre-purchase HERE and will also be available on site Saturday and Sunday. Refn will be available to personally autograph your book at The Highball on Sunday beginning at 10:00am.
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.
When he blacks out after receiving a strange Christmas gift from his girlfriend, Quinn (Noah Segan) wakes the next morning to find his whole world crumbling around him.
Platonic roommates Joseph and Ellie try to 'keep it casual' when they find themselves manipulated into sex with each other by an enigmatic entity. A gross, disturbing and scathingly funny investigation of the compulsion for intimacy and its emotional and biological collateral damage.
Love hurts in this gorgeous and grotesque experimental trance of time travel and body horror, stunningly captured with immaculately textured black and white photography.
Dir. Jörg Buttgereit, Michal…
German directors Buttgereit, Kosakowski and Marschall unleash this brutal assault on the senses, a surreal three-part horror anthology touching on love and hate and everything in between.
THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN
A struggling writer turns to his accountant for help and instead discovers a trio of corpses and a bag of money. Could this be help of a different sort, or just a whole new world of trouble?
The lives of a midwife, a young boxer, a mute child and a young couple collide unexpectedly in a story about the desperate pursuit of happiness on the streets of Puerto Rico.
A struggling punk band gets more than they expected at a gig infested with backwoods neo-Nazis in Jeremy Saulnier’s ultraviolet and accomplished siege thriller.
A tactical assault officer is saddled with a hard-partying celebrity out to rehabilitate his image – and avoid jail time – in this throwback to the odd couple buddy action flicks of the early ‘90s.
After years of living under his mother's thumb, a sexually repressed teenager finds his body undergoing some unusual transformations upon catching the eye of a cute neighbor. A coming of age story complete with threat of castration, brilliantly animated against a backdrop of paper dioramas.
The guests have begun to arrive, only Anna didn't invite them. An exquisitely eerie nightmare of manners.
HARD TO GET
Supremely confident ladies man TK may have bitten off more than he can chew when he sets his sights on Skiets, a township beauty with an edge who sets the pair off on a non-stop rollercoaster ride through the local underworld.
Laing, a young doctor, joins a community in a luxury building in Thatcher’s England, who exile themselves from society and gradually divide into violent tribes.
HOUSE OF STRAW
It's almost 6 o'clock and Emma and Reed's marriage is coming apart at the seams, but more importantly: it's almost 6 o'clock. A novel supernatural slice of monstrous domestic drama containing exemplary emotional resonance.