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A religiously motivated serial killer is targeting Muslim female sex workers and subjecting them to grotesque death by torture in this gripping action thriller from Austrian Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky. Even if the premise sounds sleazy and exploitative, Cold Hell (Die holle) puts a smart contemporary spin on lurid giallo-style ingredients, minimizing the voyeuristic violence and maximizing the feminist revenge elements. This stylish, fast-moving exercise in hard-boiled pulp noir punches way above its weight.
Ruzowitzky made his name with superior slasher movies before winning an Academy Award for his Holocaust drama The Counterfeiters (2007). After taking a box-office battering with his »
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Exclusive: Footage screened in Cannes buyers showcase.
Lange’s feature directorial debut took part in the Frontières Goes To Cannes buyers showcase and tells of a flesh-eating undead girl who haunts a stretch of woods where she was murdered. Years later she befriends a kidnapped blind boy who changes her life.
The Dark (see first-look photo) is based on Lange’s Columbia University thesis short film of the same name and shot in Northern Ontario, Canada, with the support of the Austrian Film Institute, the Orf Film/Television-Agreement and the Nohfc.
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Opening in L.A. and other cities June 16, “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe” is a stylishly accomplished and intellectually well thought out character study of a man who was the most popular author in the world in the 1920s and 1930s and who, today, is nearly forgotten. Told through six windows of 20 minutes each, this unique storytelling technique gives the film an immediacy as each part of Stefan Zweig’s life plays out in real time.
Stefan Zweig’s books have been made into 23 movies around the world, including his novel, Letter from an Unknown Woman, which was adapted to the screen in 1948 by Max Ophüls and starred Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdain. His writings have also inspired Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel”.
Having just read his memoir, The World of Yesterday and having been on my own private search for what it means to have to leave your »
- Sydney Levine
Ahead of Efm, German sales outfit Beta Cinema has secured a number of deals for romantic comedy The Bloom Of Yesterday, which pairs German cinema and stage star Lars Eidinger (Clouds of Sils Maria) with French César winner Adèle Haenel (The Unknown Girl) as a German Holocaust researcher and his French intern in preparations for an Auschwitz congress.
Following its berth at the Tokyo International Film Festival, the film has now gone to Kino Films for Japan. DDDream for China and Swallow Wings sfor Taiwan.
Xenix Filmdistribution has become the first European distributor to acquire the German box office success from Beta, taking Swiss rights.
Meanwhile, hard-boiled thriller Cold Hell by Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) has sold to Japan (Gaga), South Korea (Sejong Communication), Poland (Hagi Film) and the territories of former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film).
Beta’s Norwegian box office hit The King’s »
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Horror Channel FrightFest has announced its line-up for the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival next month, bringing a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres. Check out the full line-up here…
Thurs 23 Feb – Gft Screen 1
21:00 A Cure For Wellness (Special screening)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness centre” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
23:40 Phantasm: Remastered (Scottish Premiere)
Set to introduce a new generation to the deranged charms of the cult classic, »
- Gary Collinson
Horror Channel FrightFest celebrates 12th year at Glasgow Film Festival with record-breaking fourteen titles – including Ten premieres and a screening of the 4K restoration of Phantasm!
FrightFest Passes are £70 and available from noon on Mon January 16th 2016. Passes cover all films on Fri 24 and Sat 25 Feb Only. Tickets for A Cure for Wellness and Phantasm: Remastered. Individual tickets for the Fri/Sat films are on sale Mon January 23rd from 10am.
To book tickets: +44 (0)141 332 6535 / email@example.com / www.glasgowfilm.org/festival
From the press release:
Monstrous stories, unspeakable urban legends, brutal acts and fearsome folktales dominate as the UK’s favourite horror fantasy event returns to the Glasgow Film Festival with a record fourteen films, including ten UK premieres, screening from Thurs 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017 at the iconic Glasgow Film Theatre.
- Phil Wheat
6 items from 2017
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