Director: Franck Vestiel
“A masterpiece of industrialised Armageddon chic enlivened by a touch of Cronenbergian corporeality… Imagine a Guinness advert designed by HR Giger and shot by Terry Gilliam and you're not even close.” - Channel 4
This astonishing and immersive visual experience is a dark spin on the Garden of Eden. Our primordial hero, Tolbiac, wakes up at the bottom of a murky cave and guides us through a subterranean universe called Eden Plantation; essentially an underground greenhouse-gone-bad. As Tolbiac navigates his way upwards, overcoming hostile mutants and a labyrinth of obstacles, he reaches towards an unknown utopia.
Shot on location in the murky depths of a real sewer, this is a striking update to the sci-fi genre and a real fantasy thriller.
They wait. They hunt. They feed. ... In the Dakotas of the old west a family goes missing, and the only clues left behind are mysterious holes in the ground. A posse is rounded up and the men set out… More »
France, Canada, 2008
“One of the most extreme pictures ever made.” - Total Film ... Filmmaker Pascal Laugier (Saint Ange) pushes at ‘acceptable' standards with sadistic violence in this dissection of a young woman'… More »
“Invokes slavishly two masters, Andrei Tarkovsky and Stanley Kubrick, with this intensely baroque and religion-inflected period horror.” - Screen International ... In 1595, decades of savage war … More »
“Trash horror cinema to the max.” - Variety ... Renowned for the personification of Brazil's most famous horror icon, the evil undertaker ‘Coffin Joe', filmmaker José Mojica Marins rounds off … More »
The family that slays together stays together. ... When Lena, a Polish cleaner, misses the last bus home from the airport where she works, she accepts the offer to stay overnight at the family home o… More »