SAINT MAUD
2020, A24, 84 min, UK, Dir: Rose Glass

The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, SAINT MAUD is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness and salvation in a fallen world. Maud (Morfydd Clark), a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s (Jennifer Ehle) soul - but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her sacred calling. "An unholy holy terror of brilliant, blood-freezing intensity." - Guy Lodge, Variety


ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
VENTAJAS DE VIAJAR EN TREN
2019, WaZabi Films, 106 min, Spain/France, Dir: Aritz Moreno

"Would you like me to tell you about my life?" Editor Helga Pato (Pilar Castro) is approached with this disconcerting question during a train journey. Her seatmate turns out to be Ángel Sanagustín (Ernesto Alterio), a psychiatrist who specializes in personality disorders. During the trip, Ángel tells her the sordid and delirious story of the worst clinical case he has ever faced: Martín Urales de Úbeda (Luis Tosar), an extremely dangerous and paranoid patient obsessed with garbage, among many other things, as an instrument of control. This fortuitous encounter will irremediably mark the future of Helga and all the other characters involved in a series of unpredictable plots that overlap, layer after layer, until they reach a delirious climax.


MIDSOMMAR (DIRECTOR'S CUT)
2019, A24, 171 min, Dir: Ari Aster

Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.


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