ISLANDS (LES ÎLES)
Queer Palm Best Short Film Award (Cannes Film Festival)
*screening before the feature The Untamed
Directed by Yann Gonzalez
France | Narrative | 23:50
In French with English subtitles
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes, Neuchatel International Fantasy Film Festival
Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.
Adults Only: Contains scenes of explicit sexuality. Must be 18+ to purchase ticket.
**screening after the short film Islands
Directed by Amat Escalante
2016 | Mexico | 100 mins
In Spanish with English Subtitles
WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR, Venice International Film Festival; BEST DIRECTOR, Fantastic Fest
Amat Escalante, one of the world’s most celebrated young filmmakers, directs his outrage about institutionalized homophobia and misogyny in Mexico into a bold, creepy melodrama drawn from actual headlines. Tipping his hat to the sociopolitical horror of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, he brings a trio of oppressed lovers face to face with a tentacled extraterrestrial sure to make your skin crawl. ~ Mark Thiedeman