Sitges Film Festival - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya 2022
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2023
Brussels International Short Film Festival 2023
Neufchâtel Fantastic Film Festival 2023
Silver Méliès for Best Fantastic Short Film - Sitges Film Festival - Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya 2022
Mael Le Mée
Lomane De Dietrich, Manon Drugmant
Being the only woman in her “automotive biomechanics” class isn’t easy for Alex (Lomane de Dietrich). She regularly isolates herself, devoting her energies to an engine she’s building with artificial flesh, a living machine that pulsates and secretes when handled with the right touch. Subversive, sensorial, and sensuous in transgressively unorthodox ways, LA MACHINE D’ALEX marks the long-awaited Fantasia return of writer/director Mael Le Mée, after 2017’s extraordinary AURORE. While visually as grotesque as can be, with practical effects that will be too much for many, this is a deeply compassionate journey into self-discovery and liberation through singularly unrelatable erotic explorations that by their very nature serve to alienate. A beautiful and breathtaking film, the purest creative vision, with de Dietrich bringing an uncanny honesty through a performance that will stay with you, LA MACHINE D’ALEX stands as further proof that Le Mée is one of the most exciting talents of his generation. – Mitch Davis
Amanda Nell Eu
The first of her friends to hit puberty, 12-year-old Zaffan must embrace the monster within. A delightful Malay-Muslim addition to the canon of feminist body horror!
After receiving a mysterious message containing clues to his missing brother’s whereabouts, Taka embarks on a quest that leads him to a gang of warrior women with extraordinary feline abilities.
A young Moscow resident is inducted into an elite ruling class of vampires in a strikingly imaginative film whose savage satire of the oligarchy led it to be banned by the Russian Ministry of Culture.