DOUBLE BILL "GENRE FILM"
On Saturday 23 March at the Astor Theatre, 7:30pm
The Night Eats the World
La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde
Double the gore, double the horror, double the blood! This special double bill screening features Coralie Fargeat’s feminist body horror followed by Dominique Rocher's Parisian zombie thriller.
The Night Eats the World | La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde
The world’s fascination with zombies has reached fever pitch in recent years, gripping the collective hearts and imagination of the public. However, while the human characters are usually on the run, Dominique Rocher’s debut feature explores such a scenario in a far gentler way – a zombie flick for those who wouldn’t usually watch zombie films – from the confines of one Parisian apartment.
Based on the novel by Pit Argarmen, the storyline follows Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) who turns up at his ex-girlfriend’s place during a
raucous party to claim some personal belongings he accidentally left behind. To avoid sparking a bitter confrontation, he locks himself in a
back room while getting things in order, and falls asleep in the process. When he wakes up, the party has turned into a bloodbath and the
world beyond the apartment is looking similarly messy.
Feminist body horror doesn’t come more pronounced than Coralie Fargeat’s remarkably self-assured debut feature, Revenge, which
premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival at the height of the Weinstein scandal and #metoo movement, and well and truly turns
the ‘male gaze’ in cinema on its head.
It’s a weekend away at a desert hideaway for a group of wealthy, married and unsavoury men, although Richard (Kevin Janssens) has brought
his empty-headed fling, Jen (Matilda Lutz), along for the ride. When his friends can’t control their lust, things become murderous. However,
for these men – who’ve been used to getting away with everything – it looks as though they’ve finally met their match.
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