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Film Maudit 2.0 – FLESH CITY
November 14 @ 10:30 pm - 11:59 pm PST$10
FLESH CITY is a hostile place but it has great clubs… where not only beats are pulsating. In one of these dance temples, located at an abandoned industrial site, Vyren hooks up with Loquette. They explore the underbelly of the venue and fall into the trap of Prof. Yagov, the resident mad scientist who preys on lost and drugged out fashion victims. As he introduces them to mutation and mayhem the whole city gets infected. Soon everybody in FLESH CITY will be connected… via flesh link.
FLESH CITY is a Trojan horse of a film. It starts as a genre movie but slowly derails into manipulating the audience’s mind. You come to realize that you yourself are the real victim of the film’s mysterious mad scientist character. After the visually intense finale one can only wonder as to what extent your brain has been altered and for what purpose. It’s hard to shake off the feeling of having been brainwashed.” (Germany, 2019, dir. Thorsten Fleisch)
Screened with short film: L’Auxilaire (France, 8:42, dir. Frédéric Plasman)
Alone in front of her reflection in a collapsing world, someone desperate, feeling unfairly discredited, is going to end it all. But who is she and why?
Director Bio (FLESH CITY)
Thorsten Fleisch, born 1972 in Koblenz/Germany. First film experiments with his dad’s super 8 camera when still in school. Studied experimental film with Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Germany. His films received several awards and are shown at festivals worldwide like: New York Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam. He lives and works in Berlin where he is also involved in theatre projects, creating video games and musical excesses with his band Malende.
Director Bio (L’AUXILAIRE)
Frederic Plasman is a director and a motion designer born in Brussels in 1974. He is graduated from INRACI, a belgian film school. He works on projects including commercials, corporate videos, music videos,documentaries, film installations and short feature films. He spent his childhood watching a gargantuan amount of movies. His body sat quite a long time on a chair but his mind sailed oceans of silver salts where he met Fellini, Kurosawa, Cassavetes Scott Gilliams and so many others. He strives to achieve a personal language combining graphic design, special effects, animation and cinematography.