Genre DNA focuses on contemporary artistic films which look back at classic and antiquated film genres, such as western, horror or slapstick, and renew them in different ways. It can be a stylisation, an homage, a reinterpretation, a remake – everything that aims to recreate an authentically original ambience and cinematic texture of those genres. After all, a true genre film is not merely a story: first of all, it is a style.
Films in ‘Genre DNA’
SharingShinozaki Makoto IFFR 2016 112′
Shinozaki Makoto’s mystery deals with the fall-out from the 2011 tsunami. A psychology professor and one of her students push their obsessions with personal loss and national trauma to the point where their sanity seems at risk. A noir vision tinged with fantasy-horror.
AsaKitano Takeshi IFFR 2016 4′
Faux-sentimental short by ‘Beat’ Takeshi (aka Kitano Takeshi), made for his latest TV show. He plays a pensioner who takes a walk in the park.
NewsKitano Takeshi IFFR 2016 5′
Sardonic short by ‘Beat’ Takeshi (aka Kitano Takeshi), made for his latest TV show. Two cops in a car mull over some evidence.
Green RoomJeremy Saulnier IFFR 2016 95′
A touring punk band finds itself facing a very unpleasant surprise in a shady club in Oregon. Their last-minute performance turns into a bloodbath and they have to pull out all the stops to arm themselves against extremely violent neo-Nazis. Nail-bitingly tense, nerve-wracking thriller.