45. Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg vom 24. bis 27. Januar 2019

And at night – goosebumps invade the screen…

Nightmare Cinema aka Wrap Around
Photo by Michael Moriatis

Thick  fog  fills up a police station while a village man draws oversized circles in his neighbour’s crop and five people collide with a mysterious projectionist in a deserted movie palace…

As usual, the Filmwochenende puts on some atmospherically dense, demonically creepy, weirdly funny and psychologically tense movies in its late-night spots. And yes! Blood will be spilled, too, in these  films from the dark side of the soul…

First, there’s the stylish retro-looking Giallo „Luz“ which lets a supernatural being play hide-and-seek with a police psychiatrist and an innocent taxi driver.

Next, there’s the German premiere of producer and director Mick Garris’ „Nightmare Cinema“: Five episodes that pay hommage to the classic 70s and 80s American popcorn-horror movies while always coming up with a fresh take on the genre. As fellow directors, Mick Garris brought in Joe „Gremlins“ Dante,  Ryûhei „Midnight Meat Train“ Kitamura, Alejandro „Juan of the Dead“ Brugués and David „Hannibal“ Slade – who have a blast putting a backwood slasher, extraterrestial monsters and catholic demon girls on the on-screen screen.

And last but not least, a very special movie – the feature film debut of French artist Quarxx: „All the gods in the sky“. With intense colours and intriguing tableaus, he tells the tragic story of a love-hate relationship between a brother and a sister. Reality and delusions become one, the telephone rings and hope lingers on… maybe every mistake in life, no matter how big it has been, might be redeemed…

 

Luz“: Thursday at 10.15 PM in Kino 3 (235); Saturday at 11.30 PM in Kino 1 (317).

Nightmare Cinema“: Friday at 11.55 PM in Kino 1 (216); Saturday at 11.15 PM in Kino 3 (337).

All the gods in the sky“: One screening only! Friday at  11.55 PM in Kino 2 (226).