The films invited to Midnight Cinema not only have the interesting elements of genre, but also show their subversive imaginations, distinctive themes, free expression modes, and individual styles. Midnight Cinema presents a total of five films in five programs. It arranged all three parts of the 888-minute film La Flor , which is included in Frontline, as one program.
The Child of the Dead , which combines the original novel of the controversial Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek with the genre of Heimat, is a film armed with biting satire. The film, which caused a great controversy at the Berlinale, features the zombie horror genre, but it demonstrates the potential of expression as well as the sexually explicit expression.
Penny Lane’s Hail Satan? is a comic documentary that explores the nature of Satanism. It does not bring the ideology of idolization to the fore, but screws over all oppressors who judge good and evil, violate the freedom of choice, and otherize the people of minor tastes. Its subject and theme are subversive and strong, and it also embodies them without hesitation.
Some films reinterpret the conventions of fantasy genre with the striking imagination. Johannes Nyholm´s Koko-di Koko-da depicts the anxiety of a couple through narrative featuring time loops. It is a dark fantasy film describing the crisis of relationships as a cycle of never-ending nightmare.
* The film with the special mark ( ) will be installed at the Expanded Plus. (Located at Factory of Contemporary Arts in Palbok)
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