NEW SHORTS: A Rural Gothic
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
WHICH IS WITCH?, dir. Marie Losier
Unrested spirits, supernatural stalkings and the Devil’s Dyke: for a dark winter’s night, a dose of the uncanny and occult out in the sticks.
Pulling their genre cues from pagan lore and Victoriana penny dreadfuls, these short folk horrors do the rounds from witch hunts, hellish first periods, Louis II of Bavaria defrosting after a lifetime on ice, and the creepy night games played in a remote girls’ boarding school.
Programmed by Philip Ilson. 73'
This programme contains gore and things that go bump.
Please note, the film Black Goat has been geo-blocked online to UK audiences at the request of the filmmaker.
SHE LIVES ALONE
Living amidst the barren hills, Maud is content to provide and rely on solely upon herself. After the death of her Mother, Maud is reluctant to have visitors and happy to be on her own but when her prayer beads go missing, strange happenings go from bad to worse.
SO PERFECT IT FRIGHTENS ME
A young boy's obsession with a wind turbine takes us on an evocative visual experience. The boy is fascinated by its white long arms, its chosen place of solitude, its monstrous scale and unnerving presence. It is both overwhelming and flawless, taking us into uncharted territory.