Thematic Section: “The Other Cinema of the Fantastic”

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour
99′ / 2014
USA

In the fictitious “Bad City”–a ghost town for downtrodden, lost souls, who live a lawless life–a lonesome girl lurks in the shadows. When, the girl meets a boy an unusual love story will…reveal its teeth.

Norway

Yannis Veslemes
73′ / 2014
Greece

1984. Photophobic Zano arrives in the city for the first time. A vampire and a fine dancer, he gets devoured by the dark underbelly of Athens, a city that is nowhere on the map. All he wants is a «warm» girl. He ends up in Zardoz Disco, a hive of scum and villainy, where he meets Alice, a prostitute, and Peter, a Norwegian drug dealer. The three of them will undertake a funny business, which will lead him to Mount Parnitha, into the core of the earth, all the way to the kingdom of Mathousalas.

In the presence of the actor Vangelis Mourikis

Goodnight Mommy

Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
99′ / 2014
Austria

In an isolated house in the countryside ten-year-old twins wait for their mother to return home after a cosmetic surgery. When she comes back, her face is still covered in bandages but something does not feel normal. Stern and distant, the mother decides to isolate the boys from the outside world. Starting to doubt whether this woman is actually their mother, the boys are determined to discover the truth by any means.