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It was set to be another jam-packed day as a selection of nine short films were unveiled, the dynamic Andy Nyman (The Glass Man) presented his devilishly difficult ‘Quiz From Hell’, and, of course, we’d several feature films to devour ravenously.
Here’s our overall low-down of the fourth day’s events…
The FrightFest International Short Film Showcase:
Director: Axelle Carolyn (UK)
Overall: A charming little story about an outcast with an over-active and subtly foreboding imagination, who only finds true happiness during Halloween. It’s probably the least offensive horror film ever made, but there’s an eerie subtext that plays with your mind.
Director: Geoffrey Cowper (Spain)
Overall: This high concept film sees inexplicably huge snails tear a teenage party to pieces whilst a young man tries to woo his ex-girlfriend. An absurd horror that mixes romance, black humour, and a blistering soundtrack. »
- Martin Daniel McDonagh
I can't remember a time I went to the Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) press launch and looked over the list of films and saw so many I was interested in seeing. The claim to fame for over the years is to call it the largest and most-highly attended festival in the United States. This is a fact I've often taken issue with as I don't equate quantity with quality. Granted, there has been a large number of quality features to play the fest over the years, including Golden Space Needle (Best Film) winners such as Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), My Life as a Dog (1987), Trainspotting (1996), Run Lola Run (1999), Whale Rider (2003) and even recent Best Director winner, Michel Hazanavicius's Oss 117: Nest of Spies in 2006. That said, looking over this year's crop of films I see a lot of films I will be doing my absolute best to see. »
- Brad Brevet
2 items from 2012
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