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

&

Revenge


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.

Rated 18+


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The Night Eats the World | La Nuit a Dévoré le Monde
France
2018
/ Horror
Running time : 1h33
Director: Dominique Rocher
Starring:  Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh FarahniI, Denis Lavant, Sigrid Bouaziz, David Kammemos

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.



Synopsis

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.

Echoing Will Smith’s plight in I Am Legend, Sam risks his life to befriend a cat, and settles for the one-way companionship of an old-man-turned-zombie (Denis Lavant, frequent collaborator with Leo Carax, and One Nation, One King in this Festival) to stave off the loneliness. Is there anyone out there like him? Or will he be consumed by his own insanity, if not by zombies?




Revenge
France
2018
/ Thriller, Horror
Running time: 1h43
Director: Coralie Fargeat
Starring:  Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède, Jean-Louis Tribes
R18+

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.


Synopsis

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.

They say revenge is a dish best served cold but, in this case, Fargeat presents us with a hyper-saturated colour palette of bright sunlight, hot desert vistas and endless buckets of blood. Despite its ultra-violence, Revenge does not fail to mesmerise, right through to the big finale that makes all the gore so very worthwhile.





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