It is easy to make the argument that with films such as Irréversible and Enter the Void, Gaspar Noé is the enfant terrible, par excellence of the 2000’s. His personal appearance, which resembles Anton LaVey channeling a 70’s porn star, does nothing to hide his cinematic intentions. So it should come as a surprise to no one that Noé’s first feature in six years made the audience at the premiere in Cannes lose their proverbial shit, and had fights breaking out during its... Read More

Short: Memorium


In this story inspired by the works of the French artist Marc Giai-Miniet we follow a man on his journey into the afterlife. He dies in a hospital and wakes up on a small boat.  Read More

Dark Touch


Darkness. Fire. Things moving, seemingly on their own, and in the middle of it all: the children. When Niamh’s family dies in a strange accident in their home, their friends take her in as foster child. They try to give her the comfort she needs, but this turns out to be difficult . Niamh is unable to handle tenderness and sinister things keep happening around her. It appears that much was seriously wrong in Niamh’s family – and, furthermore, that there is something very... Read More

The Congress

The Congress

Director of highly acclaimed Waltz with Bashir, Ari Folman is back with a staggering creation. A colorful hallucinogenic trip into a surreal future where nothing is what it seems to be. Actress Robin Wright (played by Robin Wright) is starting to get old in the eyes of Hollywood and is offered one last contract. A studio wants to digitalize her by scanning her body as well as her soul and buy the right to use her in all kinds of films, forever. But what on earth does that really... Read More



You’re working as a cook in an asylum in the middle of nowhere, Washington. It’s 1989 and you’re tired after a late gig with your band. Thick glass separates you and your friends in the kitchen from the inmates, who are, thankfully, sedated. It’s not pleasant, but there are guards there to protect you, should anything go wrong. Outside, you hear thunder. The last thing you see before the power goes, is some of the inmates spitting their pills out.... Read More



Are you tired of horror-classics being rebooted into mediocre gore feasts with murky filters and shaky cam? Good! Because this re-envisioning of William Lustig’s gritty 80′s slasher is something completely different, a different kind of beast. Maniac had a midnight screening i Cannes, where it stirred up a buzz and walked out a critics’ favourite. Not only for Elija Wood’s performance as a deranged, women-scalping killer, but also because it is shot... Read More



In 1993, a film reel with a colour version of Georges Méliès groundbreaking silent science fiction film A Trip to the Moon from 1902 was discovered. Previous versions of the film have been black and white and of poor quality. The bad condition of the reel signalled the beginning of an international project, with new technologically advanced methods, in a desperate attempt to save the content and recreate the film. After 12 years, by which time it had become history’s... Read More



French directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s debut, À l’intérieur, is one of the best films to come from the wave of French extreme horror that’s been so prolific in the last few years, and it was a big hit when it screened at LIFFF in 2008. Now the duo is back with their new film. It’s Lucy’s first day as a trainee in-house caregiver. She visits Mrs Jessel, a former dance teacher who lies in a coma in her large, desolate house that is rumoured... Read More



The geniuses behind the laugh-o-rama A Town Called Panic (winner of our 2009 Silver Méliès), are back – this time with lovely Ernest & Celestine. In the sewer system beneath a world of bears, Celestine lives in the mouse world with lots of other little mice. There, fear of the big bad bear and collecting bear cubs’ milk teeth are all that matter. But Celestine refuses to believe that bears are her enemies. When she during ther ooth-gathering meets famished hobo bear... Read More



France has a long tradition of excellent thrillers, from Melvilles Le Cercle Rouge to Bessons Leon and recent titles like Taken and Mesrine. And now we can also add Michele Palacidos (Romanzo Criminale) The Lookout to the list. Detective Matteis plan to catch a gang of notorious bank robbers is foiled when a lone sniper decimates his crew. The robbers get away and as Mattei starts a massive man hunt, the gang starts a nefarious descent into hell. Placido directs the hell out of... Read More