That’s right, it’s festival time once more and I will be covering the 2018 Ithaca Fantastik festival for your listening enjoyment. My coverage will run in next week’s show (which you can be sure to get if you subscribe) but to give you a taste of what I may be talking about here are some of the films that caught my eye.
Keep An Eye Out
Since we were talking about eyes, let’s start with this French film from director Quentin Dupieux. The logline for this is standard stuff, a team of officers at a police station have to solve a crime. But then you remember that Dupieux is the director behind Rubber and Wrong. I have a feeling “standard” will not be a word to describe this film.
Following an erotic web cam performer as her account and followers is taken over by a more envelope pushing doppleganger, I expect that this film will tap into some of the unease that comes with any internet interaction. You never know exactly who you are dealing with online.
We all have that one thing we know is wrong but wee’re curious about anyway. In this film we follow a man who takes a step away from his normal suburban existence to dabble in something less savory. But these things always come with a price.
There is way more playing at the festival and these are just the tip of the iceberg. For more information on the festival itself and what titles are playing there click on this link!