Settle down to a feast of unsettling films in Cork
We are just two weeks away from the launch of the impressive Twisted Celluloid Festival at the Triskel Christchurch in Cork. It’s not exactly a horror event. It’s not a festival of the macabre. The more general definition is a focus on “controversial, enticing and startling features and shorts”.
Events kick off on Thursday, May 15th with a screening of Brendan Muldowney’s very impressive Love Eternal and an opening night reception. Based on Kei Oishi’s novel In Love With The Dead, Muldowney’s film won best Irish feature from the Dublin Film Critics Circle at this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Munster-based Whovians will be happy to hear that the event will be screening both of the theatrically released Dalek films featuring Peter Cushing as the Doctor: Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks’ Invasion Earth 2150 AD. There is also an outing for all three episodes in the Evil Dead trilogy.
Among the most interesting Irish premieres is that of Paul Schrader’s already notorious The Canyons. This is the low-budget piece starring Lindsay Lohan that, according to a recent New York Times article, almost drove the director to madness. The Hollywood satire, written by Brett Easton Ellis, has already been slammed and reclaimed before even making it across the Atlantic. Also look out for Eliot Goldner’s The Borderlands, Jeremy Gardner’s The Battery and Bret Wood’s The Unwanted, a rare Sheridan Le Fanu adaptation.
will be at the Twisted Celluloid festival