BORDER
GRÄNS
2018, 101 min, Sweden/Denmark, Dir: Ali Abbasi

Co-written by LET THE RIGHT ONE IN scribes John Ajvide Lindqvist and Isabella Eklöf, this incredible film was selected to play in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes and is sure to explode out of the fall festival circuit. When a border guard (Eva Melander) with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind. “An exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventions.” - Alissa Simon, Variety


LUZ
2018, 70 min, Germany, Dir: Tilman Singer

Shooting on luscious 16mm Scope, first-time feature writer-director Tilman Singer crafts a revelatory experimental shocker, with a dual ’70s arthouse and horror sensibility: Think Fulci by way of Zulawski. Bloodied and bruised, Chilean cab driver Luz (Luana Velis) stumbles into a near-empty police station on a stormy night. Elsewhere, her childhood friend Nora (Julia Riedler) seduces a psychologist with alcohol; by the time the doctor is ushered into the police station, it’s obvious there’s more to him than meets the eye. As Luz is repeatedly forced to rehash the events leading up to her arrival at the station, it becomes clear that something truly sinister is afoot, with life-and-death implications.


ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK
TUTTI I COLORI DEL BUIO
1972, Severin Films, 94 min, Italy/Spain, Dir: Sergio Martino

Adding an occult flavor to Italy’s giallo sub-genre, Sergio Martino diverged from the straight-razor serenade of Dario Argento’s black-gloved killers for this psychedelic nightmare. Undisputed giallo queen Edwige Fenech stars as Jane, who is plagued by recurring dreams of a knife-wielding maniac. When medication and psychotherapy fail to alleviate the visions, she turns to magic. But the black mass (conducted by Italian genre heavy Ivan Rassimov) backfires and her nightmares become all too real. Also featuring giallo regulars George Hilton and Susan Scott, ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK is a kaleidoscopic frenzy of murder and madness bathed in an acid-rock score by Bruno Nicolai.


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