Yep, one of the conditions why I moved to Stutti was that I only wanted to be in a city, where I have access to the yearly Fantasy Film Fest! Just call me nuts.
And now the yearly Fantasy Filmfest Nights are coming up. It’s a weekend as a kind of warming-up for the real festival in August.
Now, sadly, everybody whom I tell about the FFF think I’m a violence-loving freak, because «..the FFF shows all kinds of zombies, violence, horror, splatter and the kind…».
Well, sometimes it does: that part is the “Midnight Madness”-part of the program. As the name says, it runs around midnight, so no danger for the weaker of souls, who could get mixed up and be unpleasantly surprised by the blood on the screen.
But the best part (well, it does depend on my mood) of the program are the films, that usually just don’t make it to the theaters because there’s no money to earn: sometimes just funny where you can’t stop laughing your head off (like Survive Style 5+), sometimes just plain strange as in “how does one come up with it?!” as in Symbol (Shinboru). And some are plain old beautiful movies, that deserve to be seen by everybody. A perfect example of this category is Perfect Sense (synopsis in german), a BBC-production (!) and thus it defenitely should make it to the cinemas and/or tv!
It has made it to my DVD-collection anyway.
A beautiful example of that last category is the movie “Love” – non-violent (well, almost) and just beautiful… It’s one of the films I’m really looking forward to!!!
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