Rotterdam goes hardcore genre with an eclectic mix of films that brashly bend, blend or respect conventions each in their own distinctive way.
Films in ‘Rotterdämmerung’
The Cannibal ClubGuto Parente IFFR 2018 81′
Baking in the sun with a cocktail, a splash in the pool and the occasional chunk of human flesh. The stinking-rich Gilda and Octavio have a gruesome and kooky hobby. The Cannibal Club is a delightful dark-comic blow-up of the Brazilian super-rich and their ivory towers.
Satan's SlavesJoko Anwar IFFR 2018 106′
This idiosyncratic remake of the Indonesian horror classic from 1982 by versatile filmmaker Joko Anwar was the 2017 box office smash in his home country (over 4,000,000 tickets sold). After Rini's mother dies, her surviving family members are tormented by mysterious forces at their home adjacent to the cemetery.
Laissez bronzer les cadavresHélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani IFFR 2018 90′
Scorching sun, art, bullets and a suitcase full of gold create an explosive mix. A Mediterranean paradise becomes a brutal, stylised battlefield where two artists clash with a gang, greed with betrayal and jealousy with eroticism. Hallucinatory police thriller ode to Giallo film, the perfect Italian pulps from the 1960s.
La nuit a dévoré le mondeDominique Rocher IFFR 2018 94′
Zombies have taken over the streets. The sole survivor, Sam, hides out in a big townhouse full of food and survival tools. Enough to keep himself alive – but the silence and solitude start to get to him. A nice creative twist on a well-known story: Cast Away in a blood-spattered Paris.