Haunted villages, children with supernatural powers, evil rituals… Until January 30, the event dedicated to the great movies promises to experience “extreme horror”.
The meeting place for lovers of great cinema, the Gerrarmer (Vogue) Festival returns to theaters Wednesday, until January 30th, for a release filled with haunted villages, children with supernatural powers and sinister rituals, almost forgotten by the pandemic and its fears.
«We are in a very scary period, and the fact of watching movies that take place in the unreal allows us to dream in and out of our reality.Explains to AFP the chair of the jury, actress, producer and director Julie Gatet. With other members of the jury including director Alexander Aja (the hills Have Eyes) or actress and director Valerie Donzelli, who will evaluate the ten films in competition. Six male and four female directors are vying through Sunday to succeed Brandon Cronenberg, son of David Cronenberg, who won the Grand Prix last year for Owner.
Then the festival had to be held online, due to the health crisis. But this year, big suspense is guaranteed once again in theaters. “Imagination is an eternal genre that offers a lot of freedom to creatorsFestival director Bruno Bardi explains to AFP:There are a lot of new countries to take care of, which also reflects the anxiety and anxiety that surrounds usIn total, about forty films from 17 countries will be presented. After American or Asian years, Europe is now the lion’s share of choice, with only two American films and one Taiwanese picture in competition.
Spaniard Paco Plaza, known for the horror movie trilogy [Rec], will present Grandma, who blurs the boundaries of time and generations by shooting the camera between a young model and her grandmother, who lives with a severe disability in her apartment in Madrid.
Eskil Vogt . will suggest innocentFilm about children with supernatural powers. This Norwegian is known as Senior Partner Joachim Trier since he co-wrote his films, most recently, the comedy-drama “Julie (in 12 chapters)“It was one of the feelings of the last Cannes Festival.
American Shawn Ellis (Cashback) will present eight for silverFilmed in France, she explores a 19th-century rural village cursed. French director Arnaud Malherbe in a race with, ogrewhich imagines the mysterious events surrounding the arrival of a teacher and her son in a village in Morvan, starring actress Anna Girardot.
Some films advertise themselvesunsustainableBy accepting the organizers themselves, such as Sorrow By Canadian Rob Gabbaz, filmed in Taiwan, Try “intense horror“Where it revolves around a virus that turns humans into sadistic beings, presented as”On the edge of possibility»…
Will be checked out of competition After Blue (Paradise Sale), by Bertrand Mandeaux, jury member and Prix Louis-Delluc 2018 with wild boys, but also a documentary about Joe D’Amato, the director who died in 1999 known as “The king of Italian porn”, but he also worked with Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard or Franco Zeffirelli. Diversity bears witness to the way it ended up being wonderful and literary.”In all cinemas, according to Julie Gayet.This type explodes“She is now in a miracle.”To see the authors appear‘following the person who’will dreamfor the filming of Edgar Wright (Shawn of the dead) One of the festival guests. She wants proof of that in the career of Julia Docorno, who co-produced her 2016 film dangerous. The young French director, who won the prize for this thrilling film about cannibals, won recognition last summer at the Cannes Film Festival, when the jury chairperson awarded her the Palme d’Or for Titanium , UFO and feminine.