Screening of Tuesday sep. 28
Gaumont - Rennes11:00 AM
TUESDAY SEP. 28
Opening Scream Night
Length: 1 hr 06 min 1h20
This lineup contains content that may not be suitable for young viewers. Discretion advised.
VOSTF - Foreign films have been subtitled to facilitate understanding.
HELL-BENT ON HAVOC
For this opening scream, what could possibly be more appropriate than summoning this harum-scarum cherub that ditches the divine will like a moth-eaten frock (or an "unplugged" BB Brunes session)? Although not always named out loud, the covert demeanor of this fallen angel ransacking these hellfire narratives simply cannot be denied: the ill-fated whose mishaps you will be witnessing have a cent to divide with the forces of evil (and far be it from penny-pinching Satan to renounce any part of its share). The cinematographic chutzpah with which these fragile souls are put through the wringer is of obnoxiously-entertaining taste that mustn’t be shared with the little ones; it is, therefore, best to leave them all nice and cozy at home (with a stash of crayons for pentacle-scribbling fun or a game of darts by way of quality cat-and-kid bonding time). Whether this pompous degenerate be of theological make-believe or not, you will scarf these stories down with just-plain-wrong plenitude. Let it be known, though, that your seemingly harmless infringement may just leave you stranded outside the pearly gates.
Steven Pravong - Film programmer
Alberto Vazquez, 15 min 20 sec, 2020, France/Spain
No one can escape their roots, however rotten they may be.
Samuel Auer, 4 min 59 sec, 2019, Germany
Chaos is a one-shot fairytale about the Devil. A hobo, a jogger, two thieves and a bag full of money are the key components. Like satanic verses that are understood but when read backwards, Chaos, too, will have you doubling back.
WHO GOES THERE ?
Astrid Thorvaldsen, 24 min, 2020, United Kingdom
Minnesota 1880: Three Norwegian sisters are living alone in a settler’s cabin on a desolate prairie. The eldest sister, Ingrid, is now in charge of her sisters after the passing of their parents. Now a strange illness threatens the life of her youngest sister, Ada. When a stranger appears on their land asking for help and claiming to be a doctor, Ingrid is conflicted on whether she can trust him.
Paul Urkijo Alijo, 9 min 48 sec, 2020, Spain
Dar-Dar is a mythical Basque demon that eats fingers. It says, “Dar, dar, dar, bring your finger for dinner. If you decline, I will return at nighttime, and your soul will be mine.”
Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, 14 min 59 sec, 2019, Turkey
A 14-year-old girl communicates with a spider in a dark basement without knowing the time or place.
LAURA HASN’T SLEPT
Parker Finn, 11 min 01 sec, 2020, United States
Desperate to rid herself of a recurring nightmare, a young woman seeks the help of her therapist.