Perspective is everything in Laura Casabé’s film Los Que Vuelven (The Returned). Julia (María Soldi) is the wife of a landowner Mariano (Alberto Ajaka), in 1919 Argentina. She hasn’t been able to have a live birth. When her third child dies, she begs her indigenous housekeeper Kerana (Lali González), to take her to a mountain... Continue Reading →
Fantasia Film Festival 2020: The Dark and the Wicked
Dealing with a dying loved one is difficult enough, but when mental health, family bonds, and grief get side-swept with the supernatural, you get Bryan Bertino’s The Dark and the Wicked. Louise (Marin Ireland) joins her brother Michael (Michael Abbott Jr.) at their family home to help their mother (Julie Oliver Touchstone) look after their... Continue Reading →
The Tokoloshe: Mythology and Modern Trauma
With the South African film industry making new strides to create opportunities for local and foreign filmmakers, director Jerome Pikwane tackles the horror genre with his first feature film The Tokoloshe. Busi (Petronella Tsuma) is a desperate young woman who finds work at a derelict hospital as a night-shift cleaner. She must deal with a predatory... Continue Reading →
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