Retrospective

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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.

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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.

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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”).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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...

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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...

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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.

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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.