Garage Screen: Wild Nights. A Festival of Art Horror Films

Date

From 01 July 2019 to 29 July 2019

Place

Garage Screen summer cinema
Garage Screen: Wild Nights. A Festival of Art Horror FilmsGarage Screen: Wild Nights. A Festival of Art Horror Films

DESCRIPTION

Wild Nights presents a versatile program of new horror films, from clever auteur pictures that even the Cannes Film Festival could not help but notice to genre experiments that could well be screened in multiplex theatres.

Grotesque, visceral, and often taboo-breaking, horror films have for a long time been relegated to the margins of “high culture.” Listed as B-movies, they were regarded as questionable entertainment, and with the invention of VHS many fell into the straight-to-video category.

But the genre does not die. Even today, in the time of homogenized films that avoid any kind of extremities, films like Insidious and The Grudge still become box-office hits: fear in small doses is something that people find exciting (in a similar way, The Exorcist and The Omen became popular in the 1970s). 

In the hands of auteurs, horror can turn into something strange and very interesting. Having more freedom than their colleagues restrained by the requirements of “the general taste,” auteur filmmakers can experiment without the fear of breaking the rules.

In Die, Monster, Die by young Argentinian director Alejandro Fadel, a horror film is politicized and mixed a surrealist crime story. For many up-and-coming filmmakers— Abdelhamid Bouchnak from Tunisia, Adam Sedlák from the Czech Republic and Dennison Ramalho from Brazil—the genre of horror is a magical lens through which they look at the world.

A horror film can be melancholic or have erotic undertones, like Owen Long’s debut feature Seeds. Or, it can become an illustration for Marx’s writings on the class struggle, like in the provocative The Cannibal Club by Brazilian filmmaker Guto Parente.

Incisive, original, and contemporary, films selected for the festival are first and foremost great examples of auteur cinema featuring unique visual styles and narratives.

Wild Nights is organised by Garage and Cool Connections and curated by film critic Vadim Rutkovsky.

tickets

Standard: 400 RUB

 Garage Members: 200 RUB

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email members@garagemca.org. Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

* For students of 18 to 25 years old with student ID
** Please bring proof of eligibility

Schedule

The Cannibal Club

Brazilian director Guto Parente focuses on class division and corruption in his homeland and adds a generous amount of violence and perverse sexuality on top. The film premiered at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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Date
Monday, July 1
Time
22:00–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Murder Me, Monster

The film by young Argentinian director Alejandro Fadel premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Far from a conventional horror film, Murder Me, Monster is a surrealist crime story almost Lynchean in its atmosphere.

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Date
Sunday, July 7
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Schächer

A mysterious guest arrives to the house of an elderly couple living in the mountains in a horror mixed with a love story by one of the most promising new directors from Switzerland. 

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Date
Monday, July 8
Time
21:00–21:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Seeds

The debut feature by director and screenwriter Owen Long, Seeds, is a dark tale about repressed fantasies that falls somewhere between The Shining and Lolita: touching on topics that remain taboo, the film discusses issues that are often swept under the carpet.

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Date
Monday, July 8
Time
21:30–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

Domestik

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Date
Tuesday, July 16
Time
21:30–23:30
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema

The Nightshifter

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Date
Monday, July 22
Time
21:00–23:00
Place
Garage Screen summer cinema