La dixième édition du Festival International de Cinema de Terror de Lisbonne (Motelx) se déroulera du 6 au 11 septembre 2016 au Portugal.
Dans la catégorie des longs-métrages intitulées Room Service seront projetés :
CREEPY de Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japon)
Based on Yutaka Maekawa’s novel of the same name, “Creepy” follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet, but soon begins to suspect that his neighbour is a psychopath who sneaks into people’s homes and takes over their lives.
K-SHOP de Dan Pringle (Royaume Uni)
After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah’s world plunges into darkness. Forced into running the family kebab shop alone, Salah struggles to manage the increasingly rowdy night life and when a fight with an angry customer goes fatally wrong, he finds himself with a dead body on his hands. With no faith in the authorities, Salah disposes of the body in the one place he knows best... the kebabs.
PSYCHO RAMAN de Anurag Keshyap (Inde)
Set in present day Mumbai, the story follows the life of serial killer Ramanna, a character based on the infamous murderer of the 1960s Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan keeps growing as he closely follows the young cop without him knowing, and often creates situations where both of them come face to face. From then on, Raman will have but one goal in life: make Raghav break bad.
SADAKO vs KAYAKO de Koji Shiraishi (Japon)
Natsumi and Yuri buy a video deck on an impulse, and play the VHS tape in it. From that moment on, Natsumi feels possessed by a strange phenomenon. Yuri consults Tokiwa, the most powerful spirit medium who tells her Natsumi is cursed. Meanwhile, a female high-school student named Suzuka and her family have just moved into a new home, and she develops an interest in the abandoned house across the street. It is rumored that whoever enters the house, never comes back. When these two seemingly unrelated incidents become intertwined, the truth of both events is revealed.
SHELLEY de Ali Abbasi (Danemark)
Young Romanian woman, Elena, arrives in the Danish countryside to work as a housekeeper for a recovering Louise and her husband Kasper. Elena’s routine includes helping a fragile Louise, unable to bear children after a horrifying miscarriage. Desperate for a child of her own, Louise offers Elena a generous amount of money to be the couple’s surrogate mother. Elena’s pregnancy brings joy to the house, but her behaviour becomes troubling as the life growing inside of her seems to be taking shape too fast…
THE TRANSFIGURATION de Michael O'Shea (Etats-Unis)
Queens, New York. 14 year-old Milo is an outsider. Orphaned, ignored by his schoolmates and bullied by older kids, he takes refuge in the apartment he shares with his older brother. To escape his solitude, he immerses himself in the world of vampires. Milo hides a dark secret, but a chance encounter with his new neighbour Sophie leads him to develop new feelings. But is this enough to quash his dark urges?
UNDER THE SHADOW de Babak Anvari (Jordanie/Qatar/Royaume Uni). Grand Prix au NIFFF 2016
Tehran, 1988: the Iran-Iraq war rumbles into its eighth year. The bombings in the city, coupled with the country’s bloody revolution, slowly tear a mother (Shideh) and her daughter (Dorsa) apart. As they struggle to stay together in the midst of these modern horrors, a mysterious evil haunts their apartment. An inactive missile might have brought with it the Djinn – malevolent spirits that travel with the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh has no choice but to confront these forces.
WE ARE THE FLESH de Emiliano Rocha Minter (Mexique)
Mexico finds itself in the aftermath of an apocalypse. The mysterious Mariano has withdrawn into a house and lives obsessed by the idea of transforming the rooms into a womb-like cave. That is, until brother and sister Lucio and Fauna discover his hiding place. In exchange for food and shelter, they help him create the cave. As the work progresses, Mariano shares his strange rituals with them, which invoke darker human instincts.
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