Ava's quiet date night out at the cinema turns into a nightmare when she's trapped in a toilet stall during an active shooting attack. With only a thin door separating her from the gunman, she is forced to confront him and try to find a way to survive.
A zombie girl, Susan, falls in love with a monster boy, Allen, who pays no attention to her. When Susan finds out that Allen loves the girls on the magazine covers, she becomes determined to change herself to fit what Allen might like. However, no matter how hard she tries to change who she is, none of them win Allen's attention... Susan becomes increasingly sad and angry, but then she sees the last cover says "The Dumber the Better..."
In a society where everyone changes day and night to adapt to a new climate catastrophe characterized by extreme ultraviolet rays, Inkyung, who lives with her older sister at work, works part-time as a home insurance advisor during the day when everyone else is asleep. No matter how many times she changes TV channels, In-Kyung, in the middle of the day, working on a boring broadcast that only shows people going out, gets a call from her sister, who she thought was sleeping in her room. She searches for her sister at home, but in her small two-bedroom villa, her sister is nowhere to be seen. When the bewildered In-Kyung cannot resist her sister's insistence, she grabs her protective suit and prepares to leave her house, when suddenly a strange older sister appears in her house. Unlike her sister on phone calls, she convinces In-Kyung to stay at home. Feeling alienated by her older sister's attitude, In-Kyung, who fled the noontime outdoors with her naked body, no longer stays in the shade, but opts to go out into direct sunlight, whatever the outcome.
"Among The Others" is an absorbing dystopian odyssey set in a world where smiling becomes a mandatory mask for survival. In this alternate reality, humans share their existence with a mysterious species that, at first glance, resembles them physically, but with an unsettling peculiarity: they never stop smiling. The smile in this world is much more than an expression of joy; it's a tool for survival. The plot follows the epic journey of two siblings, Sandra and Bruno, who, in the face of the growing oppression of The Others, are forced to embark on a perilous journey to a hidden bunker on the border of their town. This refuge is rumored to be the last haven where humans can escape the relentless smiles of The Others and, consequently, their transformation into one of them. Society in "Among The Others" is under constant emotional surveillance. The Others can detect any hint of sadness, frustration, or anger in humans. Any lack of happiness is perceived as a threat, and those who do not smile constantly are transformed into one of The Others. This transformation subjects them to an irreversible loss of their humanity. Sandra and Bruno, determined to escape this horror, initiate their journey towards the bunker. As they progress through an increasingly dark and dangerous world, they must maintain the appearance of happiness at all times, even in the most desperate moments. The smile becomes their shield and sword in this fight for survival. The narrative of "Among The Others" is filled with suspense and tension. Each encounter with The Others is a life-or-death confrontation, where the ability to maintain a smile becomes a deadly game. Furthermore, the story explores profound themes about the true nature of happiness and the social pressure to feign constant joy.
Lars Von Trier embraces his fears with a heartbreaking psychological horror film that chronicles a couple's crisis after losing their baby. Filmed with an enigmatic beauty and masterfully performed by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe, the Dane delves into the forest of the most traumatic and cruel horrors in his filmography. A couple immersed in pain retreats to a country house called “Eden”, lost in the middle of the forest, hoping that contact with nature will heal their broken hearts and their faltering marriage. But nature takes its course and things start to go from bad to worse.
Activitat exclusiva per a curtmetratgistes finalistes de Ç-Trencada. Gonzalo G. Lobato, specialist in communication strategies and market analysis. Coordinator of marketing campaigns for films such as 'Mediterráneo' (Marcel Barrena), 'Ane' (David Pérez Sañudo), 'La Mort de Guillem' by Carlos Marqués-Marcet - with record crowdfunding - 'As Bestas' (Rodrigo Sorogoyen ) or "Robot Dreams" (Pablo Berger) among others. He is a professor at ESCAC in the "postgraduate course in film business" and collaborates with European training programs such as the Talents Generator Factory of the Torino Short Film Market, one of the most important short film markets. important in the world. He will talk to us about how to manage your career, create your personal brand, make a good festival strategy, and navigate labs and markets, among other things.
Ovidi, a seven-year-old boy, and his Tió Ramón spend Christmas Eve for the first time at the home of his father's partner, Veronique, and her French family. The presence of the Tió will threaten family stability... At Christmas, it's better to knock on wood.
During the Middle Ages, the Russian Inquisition condemns a couple of lovers who practice witchcraft to death and executes them by putting a mask with spikes inside. Centuries later, their coffins are found and opened by two travelers. By removing the masks from the corpses, the witches come back to life and spread panic among the local inhabitants.
An American soldier, a Vietnam veteran, finds himself chased by a group of women on his way home. In his attempt to outwit the chase, he falls down an embankment and loses consciousness. He is awakened by a young and beautiful girl, with whom he falls in love. But what he doesn't know is that this young woman is a soulless body possessed by a witch. Characteristic title of commercial horror cinema from the 1970s, when the cult of the devil in films was a metaphor for the evils of American society. With the presence of cult actresses such as Dyanne Thorne (“Ilsa”) and Uschi Digard (“Supervixens”), Blood Sabbath is a reclaimable tale of horror and eroticism that has left its mark on directors of our days such as Rob Zombie (“The Lords of Salem”) or Robert Eggers (“The Witch”).
Taking the lead of cult works like "El General Witchfinder", "Satan's Claw" is part of a whole new wave of British horror that focuses its attention on collective madness in a similar way to "The witch". XVII century. Some children are playing in the fields that surround their town and they come across strange remains that resemble a claw. The local judge is responsible for investigating its origin. Shortly after starting the investigation, the claw disappears and a strange madness takes over the inhabitants of the town. The children, under the orders of the sinister Angel Blake, begin to participate in rituals where the youngest and purest are mutilated and sacrificed. Only the judge will be able to exorcise the demonic forces that are destroying your community.
The action takes place in 1977. A man is driving at night. On the way he spots a young girl walking home, he knocks her down and loads her into the minivan. He comes to the villa and throws the body into a pool with six or seven other breathless victims. The maniac sits down in a chair with the director written on it, a camera around the chair and a camera crew of dead bodies.
Masterpiece of horror cinema that we reinterpret as the story of a modern witch. Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is a shy teenager who doesn't make friends easily. Her closed nature is partly due to the upbringing that her psychotic and ultra-religious mother Margaret (Piper Laurie) has given her. One unexpected day, Carrie has her first period in the school showers after a gym class, reacting in a totally neurotic way not knowing what is happening to her, and provoking the ridicule of her sadistic classmates, who upon contemplating the situation will plot a plan to play a practical joke on her during the prom. But they ignore something very important about Carrie that, if they knew it, would make them avoid putting her in a bad mood at all costs.
Children's film workshop (+8 years): I wanna be like: Self-portraits free of stereotypes, by Drac Màgic From knights with glitter swords who have the power to fly to princesses with feathers on their feet who can run faster than any bird, we let our imagination fly to build self-portraits. In this workshop, we can become the character we want if we go beyond the gender stereotypes that advertisements and movies often show us. Activity recommended for boys and girls from 8 years old. Organized by the Molí Library. Limited places. Free activity with prior registration: www.bibliotecaelmoli.cat More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s handicraft workshop (+3 years): Let’s make witch hats! An imaginative artistic creation workshop where each participant can create their own witch hat horror mask using different techniques: collage, colors, paints, waxes, etc. This workshop aims to stimulate the imagination of boys and girls by carrying out a playful and creative activity. Activity for families with boys and girls from 3 years old. Sunday, November 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. | La Pista de La Peni (Molins de Rei) Free activity without prior registration (limited capacity). More information: email@example.com
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Cinefòrum: “Häxan: Witchcraft Through Time”, by Benjamin Christensen (Sweden, 1922) Cult film that sparked the instant interest of the Surrealists and, subsequently, of many other artists interested in the occult. Between mockumentary and horror film not without dark humor, the film traces the history of witchcraft and explores the scientific hypothesis that witches of the Middle Ages actually suffered from the same hysteria as psychiatric patients of the contemporary era. With the participation of Joan Domènech. Limited places. If you want to participate, contact the Library.
Film by Tigon, Hammer's great rival, with a cast of mythical horror faces, where a dark mansion and mysterious creatures serve the director to delve fully into the genre. When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house where he was last heard from. Although his host is welcoming, and his niece more than welcoming, Manning detects a sense of menace in the air: the legend of Lavinia Morley, Black Witch of Greymarsh, covers it all.
We can experience the deep suffering of a desperate and vulnerable women at a moonlit night. Little by little, she starts losing her sanity because of the unexplainable, mysterious happenings. She must face the realization, that can change the fate of her entire being.
Screening of the short films selected for the Ç-Trencada Section dedicated to Catalan production or speaking works and awards ceremony. During the session we will enjoy the finalist projects that qualify for the Best Short Film Award Section Ç-Trencada -Prize awarded by NRD Multimedia- and the Audience Award. During the Gala, the Best Short Film Award will be presented. In addition, we will award this year's Honorary Award to Catalan director, screenwriter, film producer and actress Mar Targarona.
Eu non creo nas meigas, mais habelas hainas. No crec en les bruixes, però n'hi ha. No creo en las brujas, però haberlas, haylas. Ez dut sorginetan sinisten, baina egon badaude. Morning where we will have the pleasure of enjoying a talk with representatives and friends of the TAC (Terror Arreu de Catalunya). Taking advantage of this year's theme, a title of this type may be more appropriate for the talk. That is, the visibility-INVISIBILITY of women in the film industry and gender in addition: habelas hainas. Thus, we will not talk about the figure of women represented in genre cinema according to the male gaze (male gaze) but about women in different areas such as film creation, the industry and other areas. With Sabina Pujol, Menchu Sesar, Olga Bel Giménez and Cris Gambin.
To exercise more tyranny and repression, the ruling power has done something to its dissidents who exhale smoke when they breathe, and the agents must arrest these people wherever they find them. Oblivious to the law, a man meets one of the dissidents and it changes the course of his life, until he decides to immigrate to a better land with the dissident for a better life.
Mom always told me not to talk to strangers, but Agustín is not a stranger, because whenever we go to his store he offers me treats. Besides, every time he takes me to his workshop he lets me play with his dolls. Agustín is very kind. He cuddles me. We play a game where he touches me and I touch him. I always win, because in the end he can't stand it...
Yasuko lives in a high-rise apartment in the city with her husband and her son. Nervous about prank calls and salesmen's solicitations, she slams the door on a salesman's finger when he tries to forcibly insert a pamphlet through her door chain. This leads him to start harassing her, starting off with obscene letters written on her door then steadily escalating to full on stalking, building up to an unbelievable last 30 minutes of chaos!
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Activity in collaboration with the Associació de Muntadores i Muntadors Audiovisuals de Catalunya (AMMAC). Entertaining talk with visual examples about the technique of film editing in horror films. Taught by Gerard Vila (1987), editor and professor of montage theory at ESCAC. A member of the AMMAC, he has edited feature films such as The Girl from the Song (2016), La Llegenda de l'Escanyapobres (2023), short films (Night Breakers (2021), How to Cook en Pasta Dish (2016)) as well as documentaries and series on television and platforms.
Alba is going to leave the house that she shares with Mrs. Hortensia, through an exchange program between students and elderly people. Before leaving they celebrate the lady's birthday, and that night the true intentions of each other are discovered.
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The exhibition Bruixes – Sorginak – Witches. Illustrated Witches' Sabbath, curated by Borja Crespo, unites 24 witches with backgrounds linked to comics, design and illustration, brought together in homage to an essential representation in the literary and audiovisual fiction that inhabits our dreams and nightmares. This ritual show boasts the important presence of women Basque (Ane Pikaza, Raquel Alzate, Higinia Garay, Josune Urrutia) and Catalan authors (Genie Espinosa, Sandra Uve, Susanna Martin, Nadia Hafid). We have invoked this selection of artists to pay tribute, with the magic of their talent, to the importance and appeal of a symbol occupying centre stage in fables and found in some of our history’s most hair-raising periods. During both festivals, in San Sebastian the exhibition can be visited at the Sala San Jerónimo (Municipal Library Activities Hall) and in Molins de Rei at the Sala Ca n’Ametller. The full list of participating illustrators is: Raquel Alzate, Sara Bea, Carla Berrocal, Natacha Bustos, Olga de Castro, Genie Espinosa, Mabel Esteban, Ana Galvañ, Higinia Garay, Nadia Hafid, Irene Márquez, Susanna Martín, Mermelada de Sesos, Ana Oncina, Laura Pérez, Mireia Pérez, Miriampersand, Ane Pikaza, Sara Soler, Clara Soriano, Josune Urrutia, Sandra Uve, Teresa Valero and Roberta Vázquez.
Film workshop for children: “My first horror scene”, with Quim Crusellas, audiovisual director. Fourth edition of the film workshop for children “My first Horror scene” with the objective of introducing the kids into cinematographic creation and exploring the prototypical elements of horror films. This will give children an opportunity to implement and shoot a scene (in sequence shot) with some of the prototypical elements of horror films. * Esta actividad forma parte del Programa Acció>Cinema una iniciativa impulsada por la coordinadora de festivales de cine Catalunya Film Festivals (CFF), en colaboración con la Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament y el Departament de Cultura, que promueve el audiovisual “como herramienta de construcción de una ciudadanía formada, crítica y movilizada por un mundo más justo”. Activity for 8 years old or older children. Organization by Molins Horror Film Festival. With the collaboration of the public library El Molí. Limited places. Free activity with previous inscription: www.bibliotecaelmoli.cat Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Architect Frank awakens from unconsciousness: bloodied and squeezed into a portable toilet, he finds himself locked and barricaded. Frank quickly begins to realize that he has to find a way out if he wants to survive the next hour. It won't be a walk in the park.
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With introduction and conversation with the public by Cristian Planas. Essential work, very unknown to the general public, by one of the great masters of horror. We will screen the full version, which includes many of the scenes cut at the time of its release. A film that time feels wonderful to him and that will surprise many because of the topicality and boldness of the subject it deals with. A housewife is introduced to the world of the satanic arts by signing up for a neighborhood women's association dedicated to black magic. After having an affair with her teenage daughter's lover, a demonic creature begins to sexually harass her.
With introduction and conversation with the public by Luis Aller, screenwriter and film director. Masterpiece of the witchcraft film genre. A surprising and pioneering mix of documentary and dramatic fiction, which juxtaposes rites and customs from the Middle Ages and the early 20th century to dialogue with our present. An imposing review of the world of occultism, black magic and witchcraft, through several centuries, to draw a panorama that can be as fascinating as it is shocking. Based in part on a 15th century German manual for inquisitors. Luis Aller, filmmaker and film popularizer, combines his activity as a film teacher with film direction. His first feature film “Barcelona, Lamento” (1989) won the Sant Jordi award for Best First Work. With “Transeúntes”, his second feature film, the result of 22 years of work, he obtained recognition for Best Film in the Official Resistencias Selection of the Seville European Film Festival in 2015. A teacher of several generations of filmmakers, he has taught for more of three decades in different schools and universities and in 2009 he founded Bande à Part, a Film School in Barcelona. Through the series "Històries del Cinema", in Betevé and now in Filmin, his work as a cinematographic popularizer has been known to the general public.
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5 Argentine projects and 5 Spanish projects with the possibility of Ibero-American co-production will be presented to the production companies in attendance. Each project will have a presentation and question time. This activity is part of the 2nd Argentina-Spain Co-production Forum and is exclusively for those attending the Forum.
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An Argentinian and a Spanish production company tell us about their experience co-producing their latest feature film. This activity is part of the III Argentina-Spain Co-production Forum and is exclusive for those attending the Forum and accredited people from industry and the 2022 Professional Conference. For more information: https://foro.molinsfilmfestival.com/
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Organized as a meeting point between emerging filmmakers of horror and fantasy genre, and the film industry, the purpose of these Industry Days is to offer new authors a conducive space for creating networks, exchanging and improving knowledge, and maturing of projects. You can participate with your own project or without it, and its program consists of talks and workshops designed for filmmakers, where other professionals share their experience and knowledge. Also a Pitching of Projects to production companies, previously selected and accompanied. The Industry Days are a non-profit event made possible year after year, since 2010, thanks to the enthusiastic and altruistic collaboration of artists, professionals, companies and entities of the film industry. The current event format, however, has its origin in 2016, and it is quickly being confirmed as a proposal of high interest both for filmmakers and participating companies, as well as for the attending public. PROGRAMA 2023: http://www.molinsfilmfestival.com/industry-days/program/?lang=en
One of the peaks of the master Darío Argento, a dazzling and captivating masterpiece of horror cinema. The young poet Rose Elliot finds an architect's old diary written in Latin in an antique store. In it, the existence of the Three Mothers of Evil is revealed, and Rose comes to believe that one of them lives in her building. Frightened, she calls her brother Mark and asks him to travel from Rome, where he is studying Musicology, to New York to be with her. But when Mark arrives in New York, it may already be too late...
Karen, a young girl obsessed with the influencer of the moment, Kamilah Kay, decides to have surgery to look like her. When she sees that the new Karen is going down so well on social media, she begins to use her savings for more operations. The more closely she resembles Kamilah and the less she resembles herself, her life gets better, until one day something horrible shakes up her new idyllic life.
Sam is a young Indian-American girl desperate to fit in at school. She prefers to reject her culture and her family to be like the rest of her peers. When a mythological demon spirit latches onto her former best friend, she must accept her heritage to defeat it.
After saving her town from a psychotic killer, Winnie Carruthers' life is less than wonderful. When she wishes she had never been born, she finds herself in a nightmarish parallel universe where without her, things could be much, much worse.
After a violent accident, Lilly wakes to find herself having barely escaped the steel grip of death, only to discover the fight has just begun. Starring Netflix’s ALONG FOR THE RIDE’s Emma Pasarow, KICKSTART MY HEART is the story of one woman’s battle through her mind’s multiple levels of hell and the bloody torment she endures to regain control over her consciousness.
Kiki is a young 13-year-old witch, in training, who has fun flying on her broom with Jiji, a wise black cat. According to tradition, all witches of that age must leave their home for a year to be able to fend for themselves. Thus, she will discover what responsibility, independence, and friendship means. Along the way, Kiki (Nicky) and Jiji will make a new friend, Tombo, with whom they will live extraordinary adventures.
I love horror films. I love knitting. I love feminism. The impetus for this particular project came out of a response to re-reading ‘When the woman looks’ (1984), Linda Williams’ canonical essay on horror film and gender. Here, I have brought together my three passions to ask, what happens when the woman knits? Or, to be more precise: what happens when the woman knits in a horror film?
A couple, who have just become parents, is not going through the best moment of their relationship. They are in crisis and have several problems. What they will not imagine even in their worst nightmares is that buying a small dining room table will become the worst decision of their lives.
Gaspar Noé signs a piece lasting less than an hour, the result of a collaboration with the fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent. The result is "Lux Æterna", an intense and devastating coven that immerses us in the destructive world of filming at the hands of two actresses of the stature of Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Warning for photosensitive people, this film contains strong strobe images during much of its footage. Charlotte Gainsbourg agrees to play a witch burned at the stake in the first film directed by Beatrice Dalle. But the anarchic organization, technical problems and psychotic breaks gradually plunge the filming into a chaos of pure light...
Austria, 1700. Terrible times of superstition and religious persecutions. The "witch hunters": cruel and ruthless. The grand master inquisitor arrives to an Austrian city to prepare incredible trials that will end in terrible torture for the unfortunate people, who in the eyes of the inquisitors have conjured the powers of darkness or, in the case of women, have fornicated with the devil.
A lost girl is drawn into the extravagant and frenetic world of show business. She has a single opportunity to prove her worth to the audience and become the star of the night. However, one misstep could lead her to be devoured by the most voracious critics. Will she be able to captivate the spectators and survive one more night?
Sarah is preparing her husband’s promotion dinner party alone, waiting for her husband and his friends to arrive. Suddenly Sarah receives a huge delivery. It is a mannequin. She is confused, calling her husband to check, but gets nothing. So Sarah places the mannequin next to the mirror and dresses the mannequin up. But the mannequin is imitating Sarah, replacing Sarah… At the dinner party, everyone is praising Sarah's husband for having a decent wife. This time it is a mannequin that is standing beside, but no one notices anything unusual.
When teacher Nora returns home after being held by the government, the application of the Medusa protocol shows her in videos that she was supplanted by a robot identical to her. Discovering what happened in her absence between her husband and a non-submissive version of her could change her life.
Exclusive activity for Ç-Trencada finalist short filmmakers. Meeting with Caye Casas, who will tell us how he has built his career as a director and screenwriter, managing successes in both short films and feature films. Film director and scriptwriter, he has made several short films, most notably 'NADA S.A.' and 'R.I.P.', achieving more than 200 awards and more than 500 selections in national and international festivals. In 2017 he premiered his first feature film entitled MATAR A DIOS, considered the best independent film of the year and became the most awarded comedy in Spanish cinema after winning more than 30 international awards. He has developed several series projects, feature film scripts, series and advertising, book adaptations, documentaries and script analysis for different production companies. This 2023 he premieres his second feature film LA MESITA DEL COMEDOR, which opens this edition of TerrorMolins.
After inheriting an old mudbrick house in his home village in Eastern Europe, a man returns after spending his whole life in England, only to find out that inhabitants are hiding a dark secret about the pagan Slavic cult and his own past.
Tucker is convinced that his pet black cat Lucy is possessed by a demon and has the evidence to prove it. Lucy then turns on him and transforms into her demonic side. Tucker tries to run away but gets caught. Then he comes up with a plan to get his beloved pet back to normal.
Ester's cell phone keeps ringing. Damià tries to contact her anyway, demanding an explanation after she runs away from home unilaterally breaking off the relationship. His voice notes prolong Ester's nightmare, who, still confused and scared, will begin to feel the presence of an ancestral heartbeat; of a dream universe that connects her with an ancient force and through which she will begin to perceive some of the answers she needs.
When a housewife named Edith who loves to cook discovers a strange creature hiding in the home being built in her neighborhood, she decides to feed it. The only problem is that the creature is never satisfied.
A young woman’s cry for help falls on deaf ears as a family holds her hostage. Keen on getting their only son married, who has ‘chosen' her as the one, the family is willing to go to any lengths to fulfill his wish and unite them forever. As the gagged and bound bride is dragged in for the ceremony, the events take an even more sinister and shocking turn, that end up changing the course of this unholy ritual.
Pedro is one of the vampires of underdevelopment who works amidst aisles full of garlic, fruits, herbs, and crucifixes in the Paloquemao Market. However, on May 28, 2016, when the largest blood trafficking network in Bogotá is dismantled, his dealer Harbey escapes and takes refuge in the market, threatening his relationship with Angie, the girl he is in love with.
Participative experience (+2 years): "The Photocall of the Witches" This edition we propose to all the boys and girls who attend TerrorKids to take a souvenir photo at the fantastic Photocall of the witches on the Peni track. Come be a witch for a day! Activity for families with boys and girls from 2 years old. Music and bar service at La Pista de La Peni. Free activity (limited capacity). More information: email@example.com
Jonny Baptiste is a reckless teen sent to live with her estranged Aunt Hildie. On the event of her 18th birthday, she experiences a radical metamorphosis: a family spell that redefines her called Forevering. When several teen girls go missing at her new school, a mythically feral Jonny goes after the Perpetrator.
An undocumented Filipina immigrant lands a job as a care-worker for a terminal old man, securing a better life for her and her daughter. But a dark discovery threatens to destroy everything she's strived for and holds dear.
Reading space (+2 years): Terrifying readings A space dedicated to reading, to bring little movie buffs closer to the adventure of reading stories about monsters, vampires, ghosts, and stories about fear and darkness... Come to TerrorKids and discover the most terrifying books that the Library recommends to us on Moli! Activity for families with boys and girls from 2 years old. Organizes the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, with the collaboration of the El Molí Library. Music and bar service at La Pista de La Peni. Free activity without prior registration (limited capacity). More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sound experience for the presentation of the sound fiction project DEVOLVEMOS LA CONEXIÓN, written and directed by Raúl N. Cortés. Feel in first person, in the dark, a collective experience of terror. Take on the zombie apocalypse like you've never done before!
Nancy works in a small gas station shop. Disillusioned, not even the news of an apocalypse seems to worry her. But the sudden arrival of a mysterious customer could change all that. Will Nancy finally find meaning in her life? Or in her death?
"Stereotypes and biases in cinema in a feminine key" In this round table we will talk about the collective imagination and the interrelationships with the world of the seventh art towards the figure of the Witch. In addition, we will present a study that investigates this, made for the occasion by Carme Puche and Sergio Álvarez-Napagao making thoughtful use of Artificial Intelligence. Speakers: - Carme Puche Moré (Filmmaker and Vice President of Dones Visuals) - Sergio Álvarez-Napagao (Professor and researcher at the UPC. Filmmaker.) - Magdalena Oliver (Journalist. Deputy director and co-screenwriter of “Bruixes, la gran mentida”, award-winning television documentary production) - Moderator: Vibha Daryanani Melwani (Producer and creator). Free entrance
People say that in an indeterminate place of the Miño River, in the north of Galicia, a sardine-boy crosses the current at the end of the carnival festivities, leaving behind the people who celebrate his burial. It is unknown what causes his transformation, but it is said that the most watchful eyes can notice the moisture on his skin. Its existence is confirmed by the biggest sceptics. No one in the area has any doubts.
The relationship between an old glory of the cinema and her nurse is the center of this terrifying witch tale set in a sinister mansion. After a double mastectomy, Veronica Ghent travels to a clinic in Scotland. Her intention is to heal from the operation, but once there she discovers that to fully heal herself, a psychological meditation on her existence and some past traumas is also necessary. Veronica establishes a special bond with Desi, a young nurse, and together they discover mysterious forces related to dreams.
Lights, Camera, Celebration! We close the day dedicated to short films with a Party, a night of cinematic splendor in the company of the Festival family. During the Party we will announce the Audience Award for the Ç-Trencada Section. *Limited capacity
In an old building, lost in the middle of the swamp, live two strange women, Siamese twins joined by one leg. At night, the Flayed has terrifying nightmares in which she sees her sister's flesh covering her own body...
Face-to-face meeting of Spanish and Argentine producers. This activity, which includes a "germanor dinar", is part of the III Argentina-Spain Co-production Forum and is exclusive for Forum attendees, although all the people attending the second day of activities of the Professional Conference will share networking spaces there with many of those assistant producers.
When a workaholic city detective and her laid-back partner try to stop a disheveled girl staggering down the middle of a country road, they discover she’s being stalked by some unseen entity with a horrifying ultimatum: you stop moving, you die.
Story time (+3 years): Where the monsters live, by Sherezade Bardají. Show of Chinese shadows based on the work of Maurice Sendak. Max is punished without dinner, but that same night a forest grows in his room and a special boat appears for him. Thus, sailing, he travels through day and night until he reaches where the monsters live... A story of lights and shadows. Activity for families with children aged 3 and over. Organized by the Molí Library and the Department of Children and Families. Limited places. Free activity with prior registration: www.bibliotecaelmoli.cat More information: email@example.com
Applauded and hailed as one of the best films by the giallo master, Dario Argento. A young woman enters an exclusive dance academy the same night that one of her students is murdered. The assistant director of the establishment is the kind Mrs. Blank, who provides the new student with all the comforts and facilities so that she can study and learn. But little by little an unhealthy air invades the place and her stay becomes a true nightmare.
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Cinematographic talk: It's about witches: old women, whores and perverse? by Mireia Iniesta, expert in cinema and gender. The talk proposes a journey of the archetype of the witch from its origins to the present day. We will delve into how this figure has evolved in the field of culture and cinema. Initially stigmatized by patriarchy, television and cinema managed to domesticate it. However, in recent years because of feminist struggles, the witch once again attacks social and patriarchal conventions. Thursday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m., in the Ca n'Ametller Exhibition Hall Free entrance. Limited capacity.
Prepare your stomachs and be prepared for the unexpected: the most chilling autopsy in the history of cinema, Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Sitges Festival and for many, one of the best horror feature films of recent years for its visual elegance and its unmissable background. Starring Emile Hirsch ("Into the Wild"), Brian Cox ("Churchill") and Ophelia Lovibond ("Guardians of the Galaxy"). The body of an unidentified young woman appears in a small town in Virginia. At the morgue, the two coroners (Tommy and Austin, father and son) soon observe some very strange physical evidence. With methodical precision, the autopsy reveals the secrets hidden behind the corpse and unleashes diabolical supernatural forces against which they must confront.
Ava Gardner stars in this version of the legend of Tam Lin, a famous ballad from Scottish folklore. It was the only film directed by Roddy McDowall, known for playing the ape Cornelius in the "Planet of the Apes" saga. A rich and mature woman refuses to grow old and lives a life full of pleasures and forbidden games, in a large mansion with young people whom she supports for her personal enjoyment... One day, one of her young lovers falls madly in love with a peasant woman, which will unleash the jealousy and madness of the rich mature woman and lead to a spiral of sacrifice, death, and horror...
The film that revolutionized horror cinema forever. Until the arrival of "Paranormal Activity" it was the most profitable film in the history of cinema, with a budget of $60,000 and a global gross of more than $248 million. On October 21, 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams entered a Maryland forest to film a documentary about a local legend, "The Blair Witch". They were not heard from again. A year later, the camera they were filming with was found: it showed the terrifying events that led to her disappearance.
This year, Marc and Anna’s holidays are going to be different. They’ve decided to swap houses with Hans and Olga, a couple of senior Germans who they have met through a website. The house-swapping turns into a nightmare when Marc and Anna find out that Hans and Olga don’t just want to trade houses.
Cemal, a lonely hearse driver, has to transport the body of a young woman who has been murdered to her parents' home. During the trip, however, the body comes to life and when he sees her, Cemal falls in love with the undead woman. This is when he begins to commit murders in order to feed her, even if it means having to deal with the police's attempts to capture a serial killer.
“The Holy Yield” tells the story of Jeremy, an ambitious construction planner, whose morals will be challenged when he is ordered to build an apartment block over the ruins of an ancient monastery. A gothic eco-drama, the short explores the tension between tradition and modernity with a touch of dark humour.
Fascinating cult classic that introduces the artist Bjork. A witch tale that highlights female emancipation within the context of Nordic folklore. At the end of the Middle Ages, young Margit (Björk) and her older sister Katla flee to the mountains after the death of their mother, who was burned for witchcraft. Both find refuge with Jóhann, a widower who lives with his little son Jónas. While Katla tries to seduce the peasant, Margit and Jónas become good friends. But the little boy is convinced that Katla is a witch and hates her deeply.
A hunter heads out to the mountains to mend his broken heart. On his way, he can’t escape the visions of his lover who left him. As he loses his mind, his dark side comes to life. The shadow guides him to hunt the mythical Goldhorn and ultimately leads him to his demise. Based on the Slovenian folktale, a story about greed and our relationship towards nature. Musical score made with traditional Slavic instruments.
Cult film with a memorable soundtrack that takes us to Salem (Massachusetts), the nerve center of evil, the place where witches held their covens in the past. Today it is, at least in appearance, a normal city. Heidi hosts a popular radio show focused on hard rock; One day, she receives a promotional vinyl from a band called The Lords. Her music, strange and sinister, leaves her deeply disturbed, causing nightmares and hallucinations.
With introduction and conversation with the public by Cristian Planas. A young witch is determined to find love using spells and potions that allow her to seduce anyone, doing whatever it takes to achieve it. Anna Biller pays homage to the visual style of the Technicolor thrillers of the sixties to explore and deconstruct femininity through satire and captivatingly narcissistic fantasies.
"The Neon Demon" is the "Showgirls" of the new millennium with echoes of "Mulholland Drive", also the work of a radical filmmaker who tries to take cinema as an art, one step further. A young girl disembarks in Los Angeles. Her dream is to become a model. Her dazzling rise and purity arouse jealousy and greed. Some girls surrender to her, others are willing to do anything to steal her beauty...
A photographer fond of sneaking into uninhabited and inhospitable houses to capture gloomy photos makes his latest foray. When he has finished his photographic report, he notices a small detail. The photograph exhibited in the main hall has something strange. Something that did not appear at first. Little by little, he realizes that this something is an almost demonic figure. And it's getting closer.
The Puppetman, a convicted killer on death row always maintained his innocence and that it was an evil force controlling his body as he slaughtered his victims. Now Michal, the killer's daughter, begins to suspect that there may be some truth to her fathers claim when those around her begin to die in brutal ways. She must try and break the curse of The Puppetman before all her loved ones are killed.
Distraught by the terrors of her experiences with African sorcerers, schoolteacher Gwen Mayfield accepts the position of headmistress of the Haddaby School, owned by Alan Bax and his sister Stephanie. Gwen at first enjoys the tranquility of her new life, but she soon begins to feel the influence of paranormal effects. Mysterious arts of witchcraft and a series of unexplained disasters lead Gwen to the discovery of the terrible truth...
A young woman who is unknowingly in possession of a legendary "cursed tape" takes a collection of old video tapes to a video store. She and the store owner re-awake its curse, which leads to the release of a raft of cinematic villains.
Playing hide and seek with her friends, Larisa hides on top of a tree. She hears a squeak; an old hag is opening the window of her old house. Suddenly, a crow flies to the parapet and gives something to the old hag; she places it in a jar with liquid, adds some of it to a pot and, when it boils, she drinks some drops of the liquid. Larisa sees with incredulity what happens to the old hag and, as soon as she leaves the house, Larisa enters through the window to find out, with horror, what was inside the jar. She looks for a way out but…
A subtle and powerful portrait of repressed desire and the vital consequences it has on us. In "Thelma" we find a much more allegorical proposal that takes and completely embraces the Christian imaginary in order to subvert it and make it its own without exercising any moral judgment. Something like if "Rompiendo las olas" was said back to back with "Carrie" under the echo of Bergman. Thelma is not an ordinary girl. Desperate, she insistently asks God why he has made her like this. Her parents aren't much help either, but two mysterious people who are calm before the powers shown by their daughter, who, every time she feels something, causes disasters. When Thelma begins a relationship with a colleague, the emotions of love will wreak havoc.
Zaffan, 12, lives in a small rural community in Malaysia, and is the first to reach puberty among her group of friends. Hormonal changes cause her body to transform, something that leads to her being rejected by her schoolmates. Like a tiger that has been stalked and displaced from its habitat, Zaffan decides to reveal her true nature, her fury, her rage and her beauty. A wild coming of age story reminiscent of Julia Ducournau's filmmaking.
SECCIÓ Ç-TRENCADA | Online
Online meeting with the authors and crew of the finalist works of the Ç-Trencada Competitive Section of the Festival. An enriching experience for anyone who loves film and a unique opportunity in which the short filmmakers will present their work and share their experiences, challenges, anecdotes and much more. We will avoid spoilers! The virtual meeting will be open to the public. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCURzD8bifQ
An adaptation of the story The Viyi, by Nikolai Gogol, for many years it was the only horror film of Soviet production. Recently recovered in a magnificent high-definition restoration, it is a cult classic of the genre. During a vacation period, a group of young priests are deceived by a witch. One of these young priests is called days later to a small village to fulfill a mission, to save the soul of a young woman. To fulfill his mandate, he must pray in a small church next to the young woman's corpse for 3 nights. Everything will change when he discovers that the young woman is, in reality, the witch he found with her companions.
Nurse Mariëlle watches in horror as her senior doctor injects poison in a boy with supernatural powers. A measure that seemed necessary after the death of one of their staff. After the doctor informs Mariëlle that Patient 76 will also be put to ‘sleep’, she rushes off to save her favorite patient.
In a small and poor village, a local Saint controls the realm of the abyss, making it impossible for dead people to talk to their loved ones who are still living. Ima, a curious dead child, tries to meet the Saint, so he can let her talk to her beloved grandmother.
A policeman investigates a sordid case of murder and rape. The victims were tortured in an abandoned factory by criminals who are still missing today. One of them has survived, and in the interrogation she has detailed the tortures they both suffered. Listening to her testimony in the privacy of his home, the policeman is shocked by the story.
A reclusive man living in a trailer park receives a visit from a girl, who is seeking shelter from the storm. As the night progresses and conversation flows between the two of them, paranoia overtakes them. But which of the two is more dangerous: him, an alcoholic haunted by his past, or her, a mysterious girl with a secret motivation?
TERROR YOUNG | Offline
Youth Jury Workshop (1st to 4th grade of ESO): Learn how to be a film festival jury, led by Agustí Lloberas, programmer of the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to be members of the TerrorMolins Youth Jury. The workshop consists of three parts, a theoretical screening session and film criticism, attendance at an official session of the festival's short films and, finally, a meeting of the jury's deliberations to decide the winners. Activity for young people from 1st to 4th ESO. Limited places. Open registrations. Registration at: www.bibliotecaelmoli.cat It is organized by Biblioteca el Molí and TerrorMolins, with the collaboration of Cineclub Hal 2002.
Julien visits his older sister, Sarah, who leads a cloistered life in a residential tower and no longer wants to see anyone. He discovers with terror that she has taken refuge in a hermetic world, surrounded by frightening terrariums.