The complete programme of short films for Grimmfest 2020 Digital Edition has been revealed.
The first of this year’s programmes is again devoted to women filmmakers.
An online intruder unleashes unexpected emotions in Jessica Fostekew’s chilling and moving SHARED DOCUMENT. An alienated young woman is haunted by a spectral presence in Megan Mead’s unsettling EVERY CORNER. A homeless woman discovers that you really cannot go home again in Yinghui Fu’s haunting Southern Gothic HONOUR THY MOTHER. A shy young woman is offered a mysterious cosmetic treatment with a terrible cost in the darkly comic BEAUTY JUICE, written and directed by former Troma Scream Queen Natasha Halevi, and featuring a host of familiar genre faces.
There’s a chilling vision of personal negation in Mónica Mateo’s YOU WILL NEVER BE BACK. A hot Summer day brings back more than nostalgic memories of misspent youth, in Nat Luurtsema’s OUZO AND BLACKCURRANT, the risks of AirBnB become all to uncomfortably apparent in Lisa J Dooley’s darkly comic THE LONELY HOST, and a neglected teenager makes a dangerous friendship, in Kristina Manzhula’s eerie Eco-Fairytale I LOVE EVE.
The Second Shorts Programme offers uncomfortable moments, nasty twists in the tale, and glimpses of the forbidden and the frightful, in an EC comics vein. Childhood terrors with a Dr Seuss twist in Nikki Born’s creepy and charming WITCHES IN THE WINDOW. Animated gothic-expressionist romance, in Farnoosh Abedi’s haunting MALAKOUT. Supernatural revenge by the railway lines, in Mark Pluck’s eerie PLATFORM. A relaxing bath turns deadly in Morten Haslerud’s chilling ANTIQUE. A terrifying prescient vision of a virus-blighted future, in Bruno du Bois’s ZEALANDIA. There’s a monster on the road, in Jack Shillingford’s laconic lycantrophe shocker DEAD END.
Dementia isn’t the only thing afflicting an elderly mother in Michael Squid’s nightmarish THE CHRYSALIS. Youth comes at a price, in Virat Pal’s elegantly cruel FACELIFT, and there are far worse things than social embarrassment in store, as a man meets his partner’s young daughter for the first time, in Andrew Rutter’s truly outrageous PETER THE PENGUIN.
Grimmfest are also proud to be playing the UK premiere of THE OAK ROOM, which has been gaining 4 star reviews at Fantasia Fest.
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