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By James Whittington, Monday 3rd September 2018
The first ever Fractured Visions Film Festival takes place on 29th and 30th September 2018 at the Tramshed in Cardiff and contains plenty for lovers of horror from across the globe to enjoy.Children Of The Fall (Israel) UK Premiere: Rachel Strode, a young immigrant with a dark past, arrives in Israel during the Fall of 1973 to volunteer in a Kibbutz and to convert to Judaism. Soon, she realises that the local Kibbutz members don't take kindly to foreigners, and the evening of Yom Kippur, brings a brutal threat to her and her fellow volunteers. What began as a fun celebration of youth quickly turns into a menacing and bloody night of terror, which will give new meaning to Yom Kippur. Director Eitan Gafny delivers one of the few Israeli slasher films, and one of the most unique entries the beloved sub-genre has seen in years.
Luz (Germany) UK Premiere: Luz, a young cabdriver, drags herself into the brightly lit entrance of a run-down police station. A demonic entity follows her, determined to finally be close to the woman it loves. Prepare for one of the most dazzling debuts in recent years as director, Tilman Singer, delivers a bold and singular vision of horror that defies description. Luz needs to be seen to be believed.
Smaller And Smaller Circles (Philippines) UK Premiere: Two Jesuit priests, Gus Saenz and Jerome Lucero, perform forensic work to solve the mystery revolving around the murders of young boys in Payatas, one of Metro Manila's biggest slum areas. While dealing with the systematic corruption of the government, church and the elite, the two priests delve into criminal profiling, crime scene investigation and forensic analysis to solve the killings, and eventually, find the murderer. Raya Martin's stunning film is based on the first Filipino crime novel, and stands out as one of the darkest, most visceral, thrillers in recent memory.
Friendly Beast (O Animal Cordial) (Brazil) Welsh Premiere: A middle class restaurant in Sa?o Paulo is invaded near closing time by two armed robbers. The restaurant owner, the cook, the waitress and three clients are held hostage. In what seems to be a no way-out situation, Inaacio - the quiet man, the friendly and cordial chief - must find a way to defend his restaurant and customers from the burglars. Friendly Beast marks the arrival of a stunning new voice in world cinema, Gabriela Amaral. After witnessing this stunning, and brutal, film you'll see why.Lost In Apocalypse (Mo Shi Ren Jian Dao) (China) - Welsh Premiere - A group of seemingly unrelated strangers fight their way out of a virus-infested hotel, only to find themselves in a worse place: the end of the world! Director Sky Wang delivers a rip-roaring slice of fast paced zombie mayhem with Lost in Apocalypse, a film that is sure to delight fans of recent Eastern horror extravaganza's like South Korea's Train to Busan. Zombie cinema is a rarity in China, so here's your chance to witness a film that manages to offer something fresh in an otherwise rotting genre.
Tickets go on sale early September. There will be a limited number of weekend passes available, and weekend pass holders will receive a Fractured Visions gift bag.
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