Celluloid Diaries: BIFFF: Chatting with Joe Dante and other filmmakers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

BIFFF: Chatting with Joe Dante and other filmmakers

I'll be hosting several Q&A sessions with filmmakers at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) in April. Below are the films I'll be talking about.

burying the ex
burying the ex

Burying The Ex 


On April 7, at the openings night of BIFFF, I'll be hosting a Q&A with American director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Piranha). We'll be addressing Dante's entire career, but the focus will be on his latest horror comedy, Burying The Ex, in which a bitchy girl crawls out of the grave to stalk her ex-boyfriend. 

german angst
german angst

German Angst 


No one knows how to transgress the boundaries of gore like Germans. If you've ever seen films by Jörg Buttgereit (Nekromantik), Olaf Ittenbach (Premutos – Der gefalenne engel), Andreas Schnaas (Violent Shit), and Andreas Marshall (Tears Of Kali), you know what I mean. Three of those German filmmakers – Buttgereit, Kosakowski and Marshall – collaborated to bring us a tryptic of stomach-churning stories. After the screening of German Angst, on April 14, I'll be chatting with Michael Kosakowski and Andreas Marshall about their respective stories. 

stung horror movie
stung

Stung 


On April 18, I'll be hosting a Q&A with actor Daniele Rizzo, sound designer Tilman Hahn, and sound editor Emil Klotzsch (sound editor) on Stung, a hilarious horror comedy about wasps intruding on a chic garden party. The wasps return meaner and bigger when treated with chemicals.

goodnight mommy
goodnight mommy

Goodnight Mommy 


Later that evening, you can also go to a Q&A with directors Severin Fiala and Veronic Franz where we'll discuss their new movie Goodnight Mommy. This unsettling story about a mother who returns from hospital with her head covered in bandages and starts mistreating her identical twin kids, has created a buzz at the latest Sitges Film Festival, especially regarding the twist ending. By the way, Veronic Franz was also the screenwriter for Ulrich Seidl's Paradise Trilogy

20 comments:

  1. Oooh! Those are going to be great interviews. Congratulations on the opportunity.

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  2. Wow, you have some great interviews lined up!

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  3. Looks like fun! Hope the interviews go well.

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  4. These movies would be much too scary for me!

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  5. EEK! Super scary!!!!
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  6. Oh wow. How awesome is it that you get to meet Joe Dante? I loved Gremlins when I was a teen!!!

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  7. That's awesome. I'm not big fan of horror movies but that'd be interesting to know whst filmakers think.

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  8. Dat is wel heel interessant wat je te wachten staat op 7 april!!!

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  9. All these sound awesome! Right up my alley. I wish I was in Belgium with you. I bet you'll have a great time. :)

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  10. Some of the films you've written about sound boring, but this is an exciting batch. I laughed about the bitchy dead girl, especially because she has braces. I love it. I had braces and am still sometimes bitchy. Smiles.

    Thanks, Vanessa. Keep enjoying.

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  11. That photo with the giant wasp in it freaks me the heck out!

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  12. Hi Vanessa - the thought of the films horrifies me - but I'd love to be around to get a feel for them - perhaps without watching too much!! Cheers hIlary

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  13. OMG, creepy. But interesting nonetheless.

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  14. Very, very creepy! I cringed at the first few photos there. These interviews are going to be a blast!

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  15. Love horror films! I would watch all of those.
    Lynne x

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  17. These will be wonderful QnA's. Cool gruesome pictures. I love learning about horror movies I haven't seen yet.

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  18. I'm fascinated by horror movies and looking forward to this interviews.

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  19. These look like some creepy movies! The interviews are sure to be fascinating. Can't wait!

    Happy weekend-
    Jess

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  20. Have fun doing that. Good luck!

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