Film Maudit 2.0 – JESUS SHOWS YOU THE WAY TO THE HIGHWAY
November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm PST$10
Special Agent DT Gagano dreams of leaving the CIA to open a business with his wife Malin. The night he’s about to present his resignation letter a strange cyber virus attacks the agency’s operating system effectively sidetracking his plans. Traveling into virtual reality dimensions, Gagano and his partner will infiltrate the system to eradicate the virus. Things however, will not go as planned when the virus takes over the system and starts creating games to compete against itself, leaving the entire world’s stability in jeopardy.
Are Gagano and the CIA peons in these sinister games? While the virus capabilities start reaching out into the real world, developing obscure and complex political plots, Gagano, trapped in the virtual reality must find a way to guarantee his escape and his survival only to discover that nothing is what it seems.
“A witch’s brew of cheap 1960s European 007 knockoffs, ’70s Filipino exploitation cinema, vintage kung fu pics, retro TV sci-fi cheese and lucha libre-type masked machismo, as well as myriad other elements, filtered through a narrative framework of Cold War anxiety and Afrofuturist techno-fantasy.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety
A big fan of experimental-punk-weird music and films, Miguel Llansó studied philosophy and cinema before leaving on his many adventures, like Jean Rouch or Werner Herzog. For him, filmmaking is friendship, risk, provocation, subversion and freedom. Miguel has mainly filmed in Ethiopia, his second home. “Where is my dog?” and “Chigger Ale” – both made in collaboration with his friends Yohannes Feleke and Israel Seoane – were premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and Locarno and screened at BAFICI, Tampere, Hamburg and more than 50 international film festivals. Also Sundance, Milano, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Odense and many other film festivals have shown selections of his works. Crumbs (2015) – a post apocalyptic Afro-Futuristic adventure in Ethiopia – was Miguel’s feature film debut, premiering at Rotterdam International Film festival and screened at Fantasia, Los Angeles Film Festival and more than 100 film festivals worldwide. Crumbs is represented by New Europe Film Sales and was released theatrically in the U.S. and Spain. Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) – SciFi political satire shot between Ethiopia, Estonia, Latvia and Spain – is Miguel’s second feature film, premiering at Fantasia and NIFFF Neuchatel.
Screened with short film: Los Homenajeadores (Spain, 2018, dir. Rodrigo Orozco)
In this game of references to fantasy films, a puppet maker mixes up the imaginary world with his own reality.