Fantasia International Film Festival 2022

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Vesper Vesper
Vesper and Confession
Acción Mutante (Country: Spain; Year: 1993; Director: Alex de la Iglesia; Stars: Antonio Resines, Álex Angulo, Frédérique Feder, Juan Viadas)
A terrorist organisation made up of disabled people kidnaps an heiress and takes off for outer space.
Alienoid (Oegye+in 1bu) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Choi Dong-hoon; Writer: Choi Dong-hoon; Stars: Kim Tae-ri, Woo-bin Kim, So Ji-seob, Ryu Jun-yeol, Yoo Jae-myung, Lee Hanee, Yum Jung-ah)
The door of time opens between the swordsman who wants to seize the legendary divine sword at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and those who chase after an alien prisoner imprisoned in a human body in 2022.
All Jacked Up And Full Of Worms (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Alex Phillips; Writer: Alex Phillips; Stars: Betsey Brown, Phillip Andre Botello, Noah Lepawsky, Trevor Dawkins, Mike Lopez)
A wriggling, drug-induced creature feature.
Anime Supremacy! (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Kohei Yoshino; Stars: Riho Yoshioka, Tomoya Nakamura)
Soft-spoken yet strong-willed anime director Hitomi has climbed the ranks, and is now set to direct a series of her own. Meanwhile, the difficult but undeniably brilliant director Chiharu is gunning for his big comeback… and there can be only one number-one!
The Artifice Girl (Year: 2022; Director: Franklin Ritch; Writer: Franklin Ritch; Stars: Tatum Mathews, Sinda Nichols, David Girard, Lance Henriksen, Franklin Ritch)
When an internet vigilante develops a revolutionary new computer program to combat online predators, its rapid advancement leads to serious questions about autonomy, oppression, and what it really means to be human.
Speak No Evil Speak No Evil
Speak No Evil and The Harbinger
Baby Assassins (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Yugo Sakamoto; Writer: Yugo Sakamoto; Stars: Yukina Fukushima, Saori Izawa, Saori Izawa, Masamori Mimoto)
Chisato and Mahilo are two high school girls who are about to graduate. They also happen to both be highly skilled assassins. When the organisation they work for orders them to share a room, the relationship between turns sour.
Blue Sunshine (Country: US; Year: 1977; Director: Jeff Lieberman; Writer: Jeff Lieberman; Stars: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden, Charles Siebert)
A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. Could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD
Bodies Bodies Bodies (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Halina Reijn; Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Myha'la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Lee Pace)
When a group of rich twentysomethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly.
The Breach (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Rodrigo Gudiño; Writer: Ian Weir, based on the book by Nick Cutter; Stars: Natalie Brown, Allan Hawco, Emily Alatalo, Eva Weiss, Wesley French)
John Hawkins, who is set to retire as police chief is tucked away in deep wood. Following the discovery of a gruesome body with uncanny injuries, he's pulled into an investigation to solve the horrifying mystery, which evades explanation.
Chilli Laugh Story (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2022; Director: Coba Cheng; Stars: Ronald Cheng, Gigi Leung, Edan Cheuk-On Lui)
Work-from-home has led to a daily cage match with Coba's family. When he inadvertently learns his mother's homemade chili sauce is a hit with his co-workers, he convinces his family to turn the chili sauce into online business.
Missing Missing
Missing and Hypochondriac
Chorokbam (Country: South Korea; Year: 2021; Director: Seo-jin Yoon; Writer: Seo-jin Yoon; Stars: Lee Tae-hoon, Kim Min-Kyung, Kang Gil-woo, Byun Euin-young, Oh Min-ae)
A night guard discovers a dead cat hanging by its neck. As if struck by a bad omen, his family life starts crumbling. Soon, the death of a relative leads to the unearthing of buried secrets.
Chun Tae-Il: A Flame That Lives On (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Hong Jun-pyo)
The story of Chun Tae-Il, whose ultimate sacrifice galvanized the labour rights movement in South Korea.
Compulsus (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Tara Thorne; Writer: Tara Thorne; Stars: Koumbie, Lesley Smith, James MacLean, Hilary Adams, Kathryn McCormack)
Women who have experienced misogynistic violence decide to take justice into their own hands.
Confession (Jabaek) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2020; Director: Yoon Jong-seok; Writer: Yoon Jong-seok; Stars: So Ji-seob, Kim Yunjin, Im Jin-Ah, Choi Kawng-il)
A story about a man who has been pointed out as the culprit of a locked-room murder and his lawyer approaching the truth.
Convenience Story (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Satoshi Miki; Writer: Satoshi Miki)
One day, when a struggling screenwriter steps out to buy dog food, he stumbles into a mysterious convenience store where he discovers he can find anything his heart desires.
The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai
The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai and All Jacked Up And Full Of Worms
Country Gold (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Mickey Reece; Writer: Mickey Reece, John Selvidge; Stars: Cate Jones, Colleen Elizabeth Miller, Mickey Reece, Ben Hall, Lisandro Boccacci, Danielle Evon Ploeger)
George Jones invites country music superstar Troyal Brooks out on the town in Nashville the night before George is to be cryogenically frozen in 1994.
The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future (Country: Germany, France, US, Chile; Year: 2022; Director: Francisca Alegria; Writer: Francisca Alegria, Manuela Infante; Stars: Leonor Varela, Mía Maestro, Alfredo Castro, Luis Dubó, Marcial Tagle, Laura Del Rio Rios, Enzo Ferrada Rosati)
Cecilia and her children travel to her ageing father’s dairy farm after he has a heart attack. Back in her childhood home, Cecilia is met by her mother, a woman dead for many years, whose presence brings to life a painful past chorused by the natural world around them.
Cult Hero (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Jesse Thomas Cook; Writer: Tony Burgess, Liv Collins, Jesse Thomas Cook; Stars: Liv Collins, Ry Barrett, Justin Bott, Tony Burgess, Jessica Vano)
Manager-summoning control freak Kallie Jones attempts to rescue her husband from a 'wellness center' with the help of a washed-up expert cult buster.
Dark Glasses (Black Glasses, Occhiali Neri) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2022; Director: Dario Argento; Writer: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini; Stars: Ilenia Pastorelli, Asia Argento, Andrea Gherpelli, Mario Pirrello, Maria Rosaria Russo, Gennaro Iaccarino, Andrea Zhang)
A woman who has lost her sight in her car crash and is guided by a young Chinese orphan tries to escape the serial killer who is stalking the streets of Rome armed with deadly cello strings.
Dark Nature (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Berkley Brady; Writer: Berkley Brady, Tim Cairo; Stars: Hannah Emily Anderson, Roseanne Supernault, Kyra Harper, Griffin Cork, Madison Walsh)
Members of a therapy group are forced to confront the monsters of their past when an isolated weekend retreat tests their emotional resilience and ability to survive.
Swallowed Swallowed
Swallowed and Compulsus
Deadstream (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Vanessa Winter, Joseph Winter; Writer: Vanessa Winter, Joseph Winter; Stars: Joseph Winter, Melanie Stone)
A washed up internet personality tries to win back his followers by livestreaming himself spending one night alone in an abandoned haunted house.
Demigod: The Legend Begins (Country: Taiwan; Year: 2022; Director: Chris Huang; Writer: Chris Huang)
Witness the legend's origin.
Detectives Vs. Sleuths (Country: Hong Kong, China; Year: 2022; Director: Wai Ka-Fai; Writer: Lu Jia, Li Jie, Wai Ka-Fai; Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Charlene Choi, Raymond Lam)
When Hong Kong is rocked by multiple gruesome murders, the police forms a task force to investigate, and discover that the victims were all themselves suspects in cold cases.
The Diabetic (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Mitchell Stafiej)
A story about how dark and dirty a desperate diabetic’s desolate night out can turn.
Dobaaraa (Country: India; Year: 2022; Director: Anurag Kashyap; Writer: Nihit Bhave; Stars: Rahul Bhatt, Saswata Chatterjee, Pavail Gulati, Taapsee Pannu)
A woman gets an opportunity to save the life of a 12-year-old boy who witnessed a death during a thunderstorm which happened 25 years ago, by getting connected through the television set during a similar storm in the present.
Sharp Stick Sharp Stick
Sharp Stick and The Mole Song: Final
Dr. Lamb (Goh Yeung Yee Sang) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1992; Director: Danny Lee, Billy Tang; Writer: Law Kam-Fai; Stars: Danny Lee, Simon Yam, Kent Cheng. Pik Yu Chung, Hui Si-Man, Eric Kei)
An abnormal taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are killed as a result.
The Deadly Spawn (Return Of The Aliens: The Deadly Spawn) (Country: US; Year: 1983; Director: Douglas McKeown; Writer: Ted A Bohus, John Dods, Douglas McKeown, Tim Sullivan; Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler, Karen Tighe, James Brewster, Elissa Neil, Ethel Michelson, John Schmerling, Judith Mayes, Andrew Michaels, John Arndt, Diane Stevens, Darlene Kenley, Madeline Charanis)
A toothy alien horror goes on the rampage.
The Elderly (Viejos) (Country: Spain; Year: 2022; Director: Raúl Cerezo, Fernando González Gómez; Writer: Raúl Cerezo, Rubén Sánchez Trigos, Javier Trigales; Stars: Irene Anula, Zorion Eguileor, Josele Román, Gustavo Salmerón, Paula Gallego)
An octogenarian, who enters into a state of dementia after the sudden suicide of his wife, sparks a series of paranormal events that will put his family's lives at risk.
Employee Of The Month (L'Employée du mois) (Country: US, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Véronique Jadin; Writer: Véronique Jadin, Nina Vanspranghe; Stars: Peter Van den Begin, Philippe Résimont, Laurence Bibot, Alex Vizorek, Thomas Ancora, Achille Ridolfi, Ingrid Heiderscheidt, Jasmina Douieb, Christophe Bourdon, Laetitia Mampaka)
Black comedy. An employee at a cleaning products company accidentally commits a messily bloody crime – and must figure out how to cover her tracks with the help of her young trainee.
Face/Off (Country: USA; Year: 1997; Director: John Woo; Writer: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary; Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain, Nick Cassavetes, Harve Presnell, Colm Feore, John Carroll Lynch, CCH Pounder)
A government agent chases a criminal mastermind.
Mercenaries From Hong Kong Mercenaries From Hong Kong
Mercenaries From Hong Kong and Goodbye, Don Glees!
Fast & Feel Love (Country: Thailand; Year: 2022; Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit; Writer: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit; Stars: Nat Kitcharit, Urassaya Sperbund, Anusara Korsamphan)
When a world champion of sport stacking is dumped by his long-time girlfriend, he has to learn basic adulting skills in order to live alone and take care of himself.
The Fifth Thoracic Vertebra (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Park Syeyoung; Writer: Park Sye-young)
After a couple splits up, mould left behind on a mattress slowly grows into a creature that steals the vertebrae of humans who inhabit the bed.
The Fight Machine (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Andrew Thomas Hunt; Writer: Craig Davidson, Andrew Thomas Hunt; Stars: Greg Hovanessian, Bianca Melchior, Joseph Wibe, Dempsey Bryk, Noah Dalton Danby)
Two young men from different backgrounds find their destinies linked when they meet up in the world of illegal bare-knuckle fighting.
Final Cut (Coupez!) (Year: 2022; Director: Michel Hazanavicius; Writer: Michel Hazanavicius; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Grégory Gadebois, Finnegan Oldfield, Matilda Lutz, Raphaël Quenard)
Things go badly for a small film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie when they are attacked by real zombies.
The Fish Tale (Sakana No Ko) (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Shûichi Okita; Writer: Shirô Maeda, Shûichi Okita; Stars: Haruka Igawa, Hayato Isomura, Kaho, Hiroki Miyake, Non)
Elementary school student Mibou's daily revolves around her love for fish. She sees, draws, and eats them every day. It's a passion which will never leave her.
Harold And Maude Harold And Maude
Harold And Maude and Face/Off
Footprints (Country: Italy; Year: 1975; Director: Luigi Bazzoni; Stars: Florinda Bolkan)
A foreign translator living in Italy emerges from a mysterious three-day blackout to find an unfamiliar blood-stained dress in her closet and a ripped up postcard from a place called Garma.
Freaks Out (Country: Italy, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Gabriele Mainetti; Writer: Nicola Guaglianone, Nicola Guaglianone, Gabriele Mainetti; Stars: Franz Rogowski, Eric Godon, Claudio Santamaria, Anna Tenta, Emilio De Marchi, Pietro Castellitto, Edoardo Purgatori, Elia Pietschmann, Aurora Giovinazzo, Giorgio Tirabassi, Franco Pistoni, Christoph Hülsen, Massimiliano Ubaldi, Riccardo Angelini, Astrid Meloni)
Rome, 1943: Matilde, Cencio, Fulvio and Mario live like siblings in Israel’s circus. When Israel mysteriously disappears, perhaps in flight or perhaps captured by the Nazis, the four “circus freaks” are left alone in the occupied city.
Frágil (Country: Portugal; Year: 2022; Director: Pedro Henrique)
A group of disillusioned youths in Lisbon are consumed by the promise of the 'club'. They take the audience on a trip through the underground of Portugal's capital as its young characters get high and unleash their unpredictable energy on the streets.
The Girl From The Other Side (Totsukuni no shôjo) (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Yutaro Kubo; Writer: Satomi Maiya, based on the manga by Nagabe)
A dark and monstrous creature becomes the guardian of an innocent human child.
Give Me Pity! (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Amanda Kramer; Writer: Amanda Kramer; Stars: Sophie von Haselberg, Cricket Arrison, M Diesel, Reshma Gajjar, Tess Hewlett, Annie Kyle)
Sissy St. Claire graces the small screen for her first ever television special, an evening full of music and laughter, glamour and entertainment. But Sissy's live event quickly begins to curdle into a psychedelic nightmare.
Glorious Glorious
Glorious and The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future
Glorious (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Rebekah McKendry; Writer: Joshua Hull, David Ian McKendry, Todd Rigney; Stars: Ryan Kwanten, JK Simmons, Tordy Clark)
After a breakup, Wes ends up at a remote rest stop. He finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure speaking from an adjacent stall. Soon Wes realizes he is involved in a situation more terrible than he could imagine.
Goodbye, Don Glees! (Gubbai, Don Gurîzu!, Goodbye Donglees) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Atsuko Ishizuka; Writer: Atsuko Ishizuka; Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Kana Hanazawa, Yûki Kaji, Ayumu Murase)
When three boys get lost together in the forest, the adventure they share will change them forever.
Hansan: Rising Dragon (Hansan: Yongui chulhyeon) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Kim Han-min; Writer: KimHan-min, Yun Hong-gi; Stars: Park Hae-il, Byun Yo-Han, Ahn Sung-Ki)
The story of a critical sea battle between Koreans and invading Japanese forces in 1592.
Happer's Comet (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Tyler Taormina; Writer: Tyler Taormina; Stars: Grace Berlino, Dan Carolan, Brandon Cassanova, Gianina Galatro, Michael Guglielmo)
A mid-night mosaic of a suburban town steeped in alienation. While peering into the late night moments of many residents, we notice that some of them quietly escape into the dark of night via rollerblades.
The Harbinger (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Andy Mitton; Writer: Andy Mitton; Stars: Raymond Anthony Thomas, Gabby Beans, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Emily Davis, Laura Heisler, Cody Braverman)
A woman leaves her family quarantine to help a friend who's suffering from terrible nightmares - but she learns too late that the bad dreams are contagious, along with the demon behind them.
Moloch Moloch
Moloch and Incredible But True
Harold And Maude (Harold & Maude) (Country: US; Year: 1971; Director: Hal Ashby; Writer: Colin Higgins; Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer)
A morbid young man falls in love with a vivacious septuagenarian.
Heaven: To The Land Of Happiness (Country: South Korea; Year: 2020; Director: Im Sang-soo; Writer: Im Sang-soo; Stars: Lee El, Park Hae-il, Jo Han-chul, Jung Min-sung)
Two gentlemen meet by chance and decide to go on an adventure together. Their journey becomes a quest for happiness.
The Heroic Trio (Dung Fong Sam Hap) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1993; Director: Johnnie To; Writer: Sandy Shaw; Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Anita Mui, Maggie Cheung)
While one tough woman with an invisible robe has stolen 18 babies for her powerful master, two other tough women and the cops try to stop her.
Honeycomb (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Avalon Fast; Writer: Avalon Fast, Emmett Roiko; Stars: Sophie Bawks-Smith, Jillian Frank, Mari Geraghty, Henri Gillespi, Max Graham)
Five girls stray from society on the hunt for something more can find them if you follow the sound.
House Of Darkness (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Neil LaBute; Stars: Kate Bosworth, Gia Crovatin, Justin Long, Lucy Walters)
A manipulative player accompanies his latest potential hook-up to her enormous Gothic mansion and experiences a rather different kind of evening from the one he had expected.
Honeycomb Honeycomb
Honeycomb and Employee Of The Month
Huesera (Huesera: The Bone Woman) (Country: Peru, Mexico; Year: 2022; Director: Michelle Garza Cervera; Writer: Michelle Garza Cervera, Abia Castillo; Stars: Alfonso Dosal, Samantha Castillo, Martha Claudia Moreno, Mayra Batalla, Sonia Couoh, Aida López, Pablo Guisa Koestinger, Mercedes Hernández, Enoc Leaño, Anahí Allué, Natalia Solián, Gabriela Velarde)
Valeria has long dreamed about becoming a mother. After learning that she’s pregnant, she expects to feel happy, yet something’s off. Nightmarish visions and an unshakeable paranoia have her questioning what she wants, and an ancient evil spirit may be the cause.
Hypochondriac (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Addison Heimann; Writer: Addison Heimann; Stars: Zach Villa, Devon Graye, Madeline Zima, Yumarie Morales, Marlene Forte, Chris Doubek, Paget Brewster, Adam Busch, Michael Cassidy, Peter Mensah, Debra Wilson)
When his bipolar mother walks back into his life, a young gay man is forced to contend with his family history of mental illness.
Identikit (Country: Italy; Year: 1974; Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi,; Writer: Raffaele La Capria and Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, based on the book by Muriel Spark; Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Ian Bannen, Guido Mannari, Mona Washbourne, Andy Warhol)
A mentally disturbed woman experiences a series of bizarre encounters in Rome as she searches for someone she feels she'll know - when she finds him.
Il Demonio (Country: Italy, France; Year: 1963; Director: Brunello Rondi; Stars: Daliah Lavi, Frank Wolff)
Distraught when her lover is betrothed to another, a woman draws on the old ways to curse him, but her erratic behaviour is interpreted as demonic possession, and the villagers turn against her with violence.
Incredible But True (Incroyable Mais Vrai) (Year: 2022; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Alain Chabat, Léa Drucker, Benoît Magimel, Anaïs Demoustier)
A mysterious tunnel in the cellar of a new home turns lives upside down.
Alienoid Alienoid
Alienoid and Huesera
Inu-oh (Country: Japan, China; Year: 2021; Director: Masaaki Yuasa; Writer: Hideo Furukawa, Akiko Nogi; Stars: Avu-chan, Mirai Moriyama, Avu-chan, Mirai Moriyama)
Inu-Oh is born with unique physical characteristics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face... but through his creative abilities he forges a different destiny to the one they intend.
In My Skin (Dans Ma Peau) (Country: France; Year: 2002; Director: Marina De Van; Writer: Marina De Van; Stars: Marina De Van, Larent Lucas, Lea Drucker, Thibauly de Montalembert, Dominique Reymond, Bernard Alane, Marc Rioufol, Francois Lamotte)
An upwardly mobile PR assistant accidentally slashes her leg at a party and becomes increasingly fixated on the wound. After an initial period of bodily disorientation, she secretly falls in love with her own skin – and wants to see what lies beneath.
I Like Bats (Country: Poland; Year: 1986; Director: Grzegorz Warchol)
Isabella is a vampire who lives in small town Poland. When she becomes obsessed with a handsome psychiatrist, she checks herself into his palatial country sanatorium under the auspices of seeking a cure for her condition.
Just Remembering (Chotto Omoidashita Dake) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Daigo Matsui; Stars: Sôsuke Ikematsu, Sairi Itô, Miwako Ichikawa, Yumi Kawai, Eiko Koike)
A former couple remember their most intimate days, only to part once again.
Kappei (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Takashi Hirano; Writer: Yûichi Tokunaga, based on the manga by Kiminori Wakasugi; Stars: Hideaki Itô, Moka Kamishiraishi, Daigo Nishihata, Yûsuke Ohnuki, Arata Furuta)
Nostradamus predicted that the world would end in 1999, but he royally screwed up. In 2022, Kappei and his fellow doomsday warriors, isolated and trained since their childhood, must learn to live a 'normal' life with great supernatural powers
The Artifice Girl The Artifice Girl
The Artifice Girl and Inu-oh
The Kid With The Golden Arm (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1979; Director: Chang Cheh; Writer: Chang Cheh, Kuang Ni; Stars: Chien Sun, Meng Lo, Feng Lu)
A mercenary is hired to protect gold being sent to a village where people are starving.
The Killer (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Choi Jae-hun; Writer: Nam Ji-Woong; Stars: Jang Hyuk, Lee Seo-young, Bang Eun-Jung)
A retired assassin regains his murderous instincts when the teenage girl he’s looking after is targeted by a gang.
Legendary In Action (Year: 2022; Director: Justin Cheung, Li Ho; Stars: Chen Kuan-Tai)
Martial arts action drama.
Legions (Country: Argentina; Year: 2022; Director: Fabian Forte; Writer: Fabian Forte; Stars: Germán De Silva, Lorena Vega, Ezequiel Rodriguez)
Antonio is a sorcerer from a powerful bloodline, trapped in an asylum against his will. After an omen informs him that his daughter will be sacrificed by an evil entity, he must use his magical skills to escape and save her.
A Life On The Farm (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Oscar Harding; Stars: Derrick Beckles, Lehr Beidelschies, Charles Carson, Oscar Herding, Karen Kilgariff)
A strange story from Somerset, England about a filmmaking farmer and the inspiring legacy of his long-lost home movies.
Baby Assassins Baby Assassins
Baby Assassins and The Girl From The Other Side
Lynch/Oz (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Alexandre O Philippe; Writer: Alexandre O Philippe)
Victor Fleming’s 1939 film The Wizard of Oz is one of David Lynch’s most enduring obsessions. This documentary goes over the rainbow to explore this Technicolor through-line in Lynch’s work.
Maigret (Country: France; Year: 2022; Director: Patrice Leconte; Writer: Patrice Leconte, based on the books by Georges Simenon; Stars: Gérard Depardieu)
In 1950s Paris, the body of a young woman is found dressed in an evening gown and holding no I.D. When nobody claims the body, Detective Jules Maigret is brought onto the case.
Megalomaniac (Country: Belgium; Year: 2022; Director: Karim Ouelhaj; Writer: Karim Ouelhaj; Stars: Eline Schumacher, Wim Willaert, Benjamin Ramon, Pierre Nisse, Raphaëlle Lubansu, Olivier Picard)
A film about the weight of patriarchy and the illusion of Manichaeism.
Mercenaries From Hong Kong (Lie Mo Zhe) (Country: Hong Kong; Year: 1982; Director: Wong Jing; Writer: Wong Jing; Stars: Lung Ti, Yue Wong, Michael Wai-Man Chan, Yu On-on)
A gang of ex-military guys are hired by a mysterious dame who wants them to go into Cambodia and kidnap the assassin who killed her father.
Missing (Sagasu) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Shinzô Katayama; Writer: Kazuhisa Kotera, Ro Takada; Stars: Jirô Satô, Aoi Itô, Hiroya Shimizu, Misato Morita, Shotaro Ishii)
Following the death of his wife, Santoshi has sunk into depression and debt, much to the consternation of his daughter, high school student Kaede. To ease their debt, Santoshi tells Kaede he will track down a serial killer and collect the reward, but Santoshi disappears and Kaede must find out what happened to him.
One For The Road One For The Road
One For The Road and Seire
The Mole Song: Final (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Kankurô Kudô; Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Paolo Andrea Di Pietro, Ken'ichi Endô, Mitsuu Fukikoshi, Kôichi Iwaki, Sarutoki Minagawa)
In the final part of the trilogy, the yakuza clan he infiltrated tries to import pasta made entirely of methamphetamines: speed-a-ronis.
Moloch (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2022; Director: Nico van den Brink; Writer: Daan Bakker, Nico van den Brink; Stars: Alexandre Willaume, Sallie Harmsen, Jack Wouterse, Markoesa Hamer)
Betriek lives at the edge of a peat bog in the North of the Netherlands. When she and her family are attacked by a random stranger one night, Betriek sets out to find an explanation. The more she digs, the more she becomes convinced that she is being hunted by something ancient.
My Broken Mariko (Mai Burôkun Mariko) (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Yuki Tanada; Writer: Kôsuke Mukai and Yuki Tanada, based on the comic by Waka Hirako; Stars: Nao Honda, Masataka Kubota, Mei Nagano, Toshinori Ono, Yô Yoshida)
Tomoyo Shiino is an office lady. One day, she watches the news and learns that her old schoolfriend Mariko killed herself. Tomoyo knows that Mariko was abused by her father for a long time. To save he soul, she steals her remains.
My Grandfather's Demons (Country: Portugal; Year: 2022; Director: Nuno Beato; Stars: Victoria Guerra, Nuno Lopes, Ana Sofia Martins, Celso Bugallo)
Rosa is a successful designer living in a generic big city. After the unexpected death of her grandfather, she realises she's not been in a place where she felt connected or loved since she left her homeland.
My Small Land (Country: France, Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Emma Kawawada; Writer: Emma Kawawada; Stars: Lina Arashi, Takashi Fujii, Sei Hiraizumi, Chizuru Ikewaki)
A Kurdish girl in Japan finds her life turned upside down when her family loses its refugee status.
Megalomaniac Megalomaniac
Megalomaniac and Maigret
Next Door (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Yeom Ji-ho; Writer: Yeom Ji-ho; Stars: Oh Dong-min, Choi Hee-jin Choi, Lee Jung Hyun)
Chan-woo is on his fifth attempt to get into the police academy, when his friends make him a strange offer to pay the registration fee in exchange for just one drink at the bar. The next morning, he wakes up hungover in his loud neighbour’s apartment with a corpse lying face down in a pool of blood.
The Next Exit (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Mali Elfman; Writer: Mali Elfman; Stars: Gavin Powers, Joe Powers, Katie Parker, Karen Gillan, Ty Molbak)
When a research scientist makes national news proving she can track people into the afterlife, Rose sees a way out and Teddy sees his chance to finally make it.
Next Sohee (Da-eum-so-hee) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: July Jung; Writer: July Jung; Stars: Kim Si-Eun, Bae Doona)
High school student Sohee starts job training at a call centre, but she faces pressure of greedy company which leads to her death. Detective Oh Yu-jin, who has something in common with Sohee, starts to follow traces to reveal the truth.
One And Four (Country: China; Year: 2021; Director: Jigme Trinley; Writer: Jigme Trinley; Stars: Jinpa, Zheng Wang)
A mountain cabin manager is visited by one man after another on a snowy mountain where poaching is widespread.
One For The Road (Country: China, Hong Kong, Thailand; Year: 2021; Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya; Writer: Puangsoi Aksornsawang, Nottapon Boonprakob, Nattawut Poonpiriya; Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Thanapob Leeratanakajorn, Ice Natara, Violette Wautier, Ploi Horwang, Siraphan Wattanajinda, Georges Hilaire, Tracy Fisher, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Luqman A. Agiya, Alberto Fabbretti, Lissa Carandang-Sweeney, Henardo Rodriguez, Daniel Hirsh, Lazaros Theodorakopoulos)
Boss is a consummate ladies' man, a free spirit and a bar owner in NYC. One day, he gets a surprise call from Aood, an estranged friend who has returned home to Thailand. Dying of cancer, Aood enlists Boss' help to complete a bucket list – but both are hiding something.
Legions Legions
Legions and Piggy
On The Line (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Kim Sun, Kim Gok)
A dive into the maze of voice phishing scams, where an ex-detective embarks on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and dismantle a huge cartel of invisible fraudsters.
Opal (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Alain Bidard; Writer: Alain Bidard; Stars: Alain Bidard, Dawn-Lissa Mystille, Heather Mystille, Kaori Ravi, Joe Bonvent)
In a magic kingdom, the young princess Opal is struggling to remain joyful, as her sadness has the magic power to destroy the entire world.
Orchestrator Of Storms (Orchestrator of Storms: The Fantastique World of Jean Rollin) (Year: 2022; Director: Dima Ballin, Kat Ellinger; Stars: Jean Rollin)
A documentary portrait of filmmaker Jean Rollin.
Out In The Ring (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Ry Levey)
A documentary exploring the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.
The Pass: Last Days Of The Samurai (Country: Japan; Year: 2020; Director: Takashi Koizumi; Writer: Takashi Koizumi; Stars: Takako Matsu, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kôji Yakusho)
The chief retainer of a small domain in Echigo called Nagaoka is caught between the Eastern and Western armies after the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
What To Do With The Dead Kaiju? What To Do With The Dead Kaiju?
What To Do With The Dead Kaiju? and Please Baby Please
Les Pas D'Allure (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Alexandre Leblanc; Writer: Alexandre Leblanc, Julien Grégoire; Stars: Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Sophie Desmarais, Benoit Bourbonnais, Annie St-Pierre, Richard Fréchette, Yvan Fontaine)
When a man arrives at his former girlfriend's home to tell her he has just escaped from a kidnapper, it's the beginning of a long, rambling, comical story which just might hint at something serious.
The Pez Outlaw (Country: Austria, US; Year: 2022; Director: Amy Bandlien Storkel, Bryan Storkel)
Steve Glew spent the 1990s smuggling rare pez dispensers into the USA from Eastern Europe, making millions of dollars. It was all magical until his arch-nemesis, The Pezident decided to destroy him.
La Pieta (Year: 2022; Director: Eduardo Casanova)
A surrealist odyssey into the extremes of codependency, depicting the close relationship between a mother and her son – and the ways that relationship changes when one is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Piggy (Cerdita) (Country: Spain; Year: 2022; Director: Carlota Pereda; Writer: Carlota Pereda; Stars: Pilar Castro, Claudia Salas, Camille Aguilar, Carmen Machi, Julián Valcárcel, Mabel del Pozo, Chema del Barco, Stéphanie Magnin Vella, Irene Ferreiro, Laura Galán, Fred Tatien, José Pastor, Richard Holmes, Fernando Delgado-Hierro, Amets Otxoa)
Sara deals with constant teasing from girls in her small town. But it comes to an end when a stranger kidnaps her tormentors. Sara knows more than she's saying and must decide between speaking up and saving the girls or saying nothing to protect the strange man who spared her.
Please Baby Please (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Amanda Kramer; Writer: Amanda Kramer, Noel David Taylor; Stars: Demi Moore, Andrea Riseborough, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Karl Glusman, Harry Melling, Ryan Simpkins)
Newlyweds Suse and Arthur become the dangerous obsession of a greaser gang that awakens a sleeping quandary into the couple's sexual identity.
The Witch 2: The Other One The Witch 2: The Other One
The Witch 2: The Other One and My Small Land
Polaris (Year: 2022; Director: KC Carthew; Stars: Viva Lee)
A young woman and her adoptive polar bear mother journey to the north star Polaris, navigating the harsh landscape. They encounter brutal foes, and when they discover unexpected allies along the way, the stakes become deadlier.
Popran (Popuran) (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda; Writer: Shin'ichirô Ueda; Stars: Hidenobu Abera, Yôji Minagawa, Eri Tokunaga)
The successful CEO of an online manga reading platform finds himself in crisis when his genitals suddenly detach themselves from his body and fly away.
Princess Dragon (Princesse Dragon) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Jean-Jacques Denis, Anthony Roux; Writer: Jean-Jacques DenisAnthony Roux; Stars: Lila Lacombe, Kaycie Chase, Jérémie Covillault, Colette Venard, Michel Bompoil)
A dragon’s adopted daughter befriends a human princess, and must contend with a frog-witch’s curse.
The Protector (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Lenin M Sivam; Writer: Lenin M Sivam; Stars: Chelsea Clark, Munro Chambers, Rebecca Jenkins)
After being released from a correctional facility and moving to a small town, Evelyn struggles and searches for meaning that is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious book about a powerful God who brings peace wherever he goes.
Red Shoes (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Toshirô Saiga; Stars: Aya Asahina)
After the heartbreaking death of her husband, a struggling single mother must get back in the ring to keep custody of her beloved daughter when her mother-in-law disputes her child support rights in court.
Sirens Sirens
Sirens and Hansan: Rising Dragon
Relax, I'm From The Future (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Luke Higginson; Writer: Luke Higginson; Stars: Rhys Darby, Gabrielle Graham, Julian Richings, Janine Theriault)
A man from the future, now trapped in the past, tries to make a life for himself, oblivious to the consequences he has set in motion.
Resurrection (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Andrew Semans; Writer: Andrew Semans; Stars: Rebecca Hall, Grace Kaufman, Michael Esper, Angela Wong Carbone, Jaime Zevallos, Patrick Klein, Rocco Palmieri)
Margaret's life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself, will be going off to a fine university, just as Margaret had intended. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret's past.
The Roundup (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Lee Sang-yong; Stars: Don Lee, Son Sukku, Choi Guy-hwa, Park Ji-hwan)
Two South Korean detectives are sent to Vietnam to extradite a suspect where they uncover a series of connected murders and crimes against tourists.
Sadako DX (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Hisashi Kimura; Writer: Yuya Takahashi, based on the book by Kôji Suzuki; Stars: Hiroyuki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Fuka Koshiba, Kazuma Kawamura, Naomi Nishida)
People who watch a cursed video suddenly die. These deaths take place all over Japan.
Seire (Country: South Korea; Year: 2021; Director: Park Kang; Writer: Park Kang; Stars: Seo Hyun-woo, Ruy Sun-young, Shim Eun-woo)
A new father strives to protect his baby for the 21 days during which it is vulnerable to spiritual attack.
Special Delivery Special Delivery
Special Delivery and A Life On The Farm
Shari (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Nao Yoshigai)
A documentary portrait of Shari in northernmost Hokkaido, incorporating dance, folklore and fantasy.
Sharp Stick (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Lena Dunham; Writer: Lena Dunham; Stars: Jon Bernthal, Scott Speedman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taylour Paige, Lena Dunham, Kristine Froseth, Tommy Dorfman, Cat Ce, Ben Sidell, Steve Hart, Lisa Costanza, Patrick McLain, Grant Garson, Liam Michel Saux, Victoria De Mare)
A naive 26-year-old finds herself on a sexual odyssey.
Shin Ultraman (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Shinji Higuchi; Writer: Hideaki Anno; Stars: Takumi Saitoh, Masami Nagasawa, Daiki Arioka, Akari Hayami, Tetsushi Tanaka)
An extra-terrestrial ally steps in to save humanity from kaiju attacks, but the consequences of his decision could be even more dangerous.
Shriek Of The Mutilated (Country: US; Year: 1974; Director: Michael Findlay; Writer: Ed Adlum, Ed Kelleher; Stars: Alan Brock, Jennifer Stock, Tawm Ellis, Michael Harris, Darcy Brown)
A group of college students are led by their professor into the mountains in search of the Yeti. The students start to be killed off one by one.
Sirens (Year: 2022; Director: Rita Baghdadi)
On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.
Final Cut Final Cut
Final Cut and Deadstream
Sissy (Country: Australia; Year: 2022; Director: Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes; Writer: Hannah Barlow, Kane Senes; Stars: Aisha Dee, Hannah Barlow, Emily De Margheriti, Daniel Monks, Yerin Ha, Lucy Barrett, Shaun Martindale, Amelia Lule, April Blasdall, Camille Cumpston)
Travelling to a remote location to celebrate the hen night of her childhood best friend, a woman re-encounters her childhood bully, who is once again determined to make her suffer.
Skinamarink (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Kyle Edward Ball; Writer: Kyle Edward Ball; Stars: Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Jaime Hill, Ross Paul)
Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find that their father is missing and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.
Space Monster Wangmagwi (Ujugoe-in Wangmagwi) (Country: South Korea; Year: 1967; Director: Gwon Hyeok-jinn; Writer: Byeon Ha-yeong; Stars: Won Namkung, Kim Seon-kyeong, Han Eun-jin, Kim Hie-gab)
Aliens arrive from another world, seeking the conquest of Earth. They unleash a gigantic monster who destroys everything in his path with a powerful death ray.
Speak No Evil (Country: Denmark, Netherlands; Year: 2022; Director: Christian Tafdrup; Writer: Christian Tafdrup, Mads Tafdrup; Stars: Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch, Fedja van Huêt, Karina Smulders, Liva Forsberg, Marius Damslev, Hichem Yacoubi, Lea Baastrup Rønne, Jesper Dupont, Sieger Sloot, Andrea Benucci, Adrian Blanchard, Alessio Barni, Ilaria Casai, Ilaria Di Raimo)
A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness.
Special Delivery (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Park Dae-min; Writer: Park Dae-min; Stars: Park So-dam, Heo Dong-won, Kim Eui-sung, Jo Hee-bong)
"I deliver everything that the post office service does not handle." Eun-ha, who is a normal junkyard employee, secretly works as a delivery clerk that deals with unusual delivery requests.
The Elderly The Elderly
The Elderly and Space Monster Wangmagwi
Stellar: A Magical Ride (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Kwon Soo-kyung; Writer: Kwon Soo-kyung; Stars: Song Ho-jun)
When an ace in the car loan industry, loses a luxury car loaded with drugs belonging to the local mafia, and must get it back with only his late father’s beat up vehicle to help him.
Swallowed (Year: 2022; Director: Carter Smith; Stars: Jena Malone, Mark Patton)
A creepy-crawly-fable of survival and heartwarming friendship.
Tang And Me (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Takahiro Miki; Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya)
In a realistic future, Ken has decided to give up his dream of becoming a doctor following the tragic death of his father. When his wife throws him out of the house, he is stuck with Tang, a clunky robot who follows him despite his annoyance.
That Kind Of Summer (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Larissa Corriveau, Laure Giappiconi, Samir Guesmi, Aude Mathieu, Hinde Rabbaj, Anne Ratte-Polle)
Three women are spending “that kind of summer” in a quiet house by a lake, talking about (their) sexuality – from trauma to non-stop lust. A therapist is on hand to supervise them, a reversal of roles cannot be ruled out. The future is open.
Topology Of Sirens (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Jonathan Davies; Writer: Jonathan Davies, Brendan Mattox; Stars: Courtney Stephens, Whitney Johnson, Jeff Kober, Samantha Robinson, Langley Hemingway)
After discovering a set of cryptic microcassettes in her new home, Cas is drawn into a meditative mystery of environmental sound and experimental music.
Sissy Sissy
Sissy and Next Door
Vesper (Country: Lithuania, France, Belgium; Year: 2022; Director: Kristina Buozyte, Bruno Samper; Writer: Kristina Buozyte, Brian Clark, Bruno Samper; Stars: Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan, Rosy McEwen, Richard Brake, Melanie Gaydos, Edmund Dehn, Titas Rukas, Markas Eimontas, Markas Sagaitis, Marijus Demiskis, Matvej Buravkov)
At some point in the future the Earth’s ecosystem collapses. A tough 13-year-old called Vesper, whose father is paralysed, tries to get food for them wherever she can. When she finds a mysterious woman in the forest one day she starts to hope that things will change.
We Might As Well Be Dead (Wir könnten genauso gut tot sein, Iris) (Country: Germany, Romania; Year: 2022; Director: Natalia Sinelnikova; Writer: Viktor Gallandi, Natalia Sinelnikova; Stars: Ioana Iacob, Pola Geiger, Jörg Schüttauf, Siir Eloglu, Susanne Wuest, Knut Berger, Moritz Jahn, Mina Sadic, Felix Jordan, Ludwig Brix)
The disappearance of a dog and the sudden isolation of a security guard’s daughter start a bizarre chain of events in an apartment complex obsessed with keeping up appearances.
What's Up Connection (Tenamonya Connection) (Country: Japan, Hong Kong; Year: 1990; Director: Masashi Yamamoto; Writer: Masashi Yamamoto; Stars: Reiko Arai, Wai-Kit Tse, Li Cheong, Lee Wai-lam, Takako Noda)
A family in Hong Kong wins multiple holiday prizes at the same time. We follow the oldest son on his trip to Japan, where he meets a Japanese tour guide and an eccentric thief.
What To Do With The Dead Kaiju? (Country: Japan; Year: 2022; Director: Satoshi Miki; Writer: Satoshi Miki; Stars: Ryôsuke Yamada, Tao Tsuchiya, Gaku Hamada, Joe Odagiri, Toshiyuki Nishida, Hidekazu Mashima)
A large monster attacks Japan, but dies suddenly. While the people rejoice and bask in relief, the giant corpse left behind begins to slowly rot and bloat. If it explodes, the nation will be destroyed.
Whether The Weather Is Fine (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon) (Country: Philippines, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Germany, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Carlo Francisco Manatad; Writer: Giancarlo Abrahan, Jérémie Dubois, Carlo Francisco Manatad; Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla, Rans Rifol, Nico Antonio)
In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, in the Philippines, a young man is searching for a missing loved one as another storm approaches.
The Fight Machine The Fight Machine
The Fight Machine and In My Skin
The Witch 2: The Other One (The Witch: Part 2. The Other One) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2022; Director: Park Hoon-jung; Writer: Park Hoon-jung; Stars: Cynthia, Lee Jong-Suk, Jin Goo, Jo Min-su, Kim Da-Mi)
A teenager with unusual powers escapes from an experimental facility and finds refuge with two siblings, but very dangerous people are looking for her.

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