Set­tle down to a feast of un­set­tling films in Cork

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS - By Don­ald Clarke

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.

Love Eter­nal

will be at the Twisted Cel­lu­loid fes­ti­val

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