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.
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.
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.
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.