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Join us on August 30 at 8:40pm EDT for a live Q&A ith with Director Chino Moya, Actors Kate Dickie, Ned Dennehy, Jan Bijvoet, Adrian Rawlins, Sam Louwyck, Geza Rohrig, Johann Myers, Eric Godon and Hayley Carmichael
Chino Moya’s debut feature UNDERGODS places viewers in a foreign futuristic world, though sadly one that feels more familiar every day. The film's narrators maneuver through a deserted, crumbling, grayish-blue city, gathering bodies as they go and sharing nightmarish stories of a long-ago abandoned past. What follows is a series of narratives, overlapping and weaving through time and space with remarkable grace and ease. The threads come together elegantly as stories layer upon each other and crescendo towards a powerful, satisfying conclusion.
Though the stories clearly happen before the complete degradation of their world, there’s a sense of ominous hopelessness already present on each character’s weary face. These characters are brought to life by an incredible cast including Geza Rohrig (SON OF SAUL), Johann Myers (SNATCH), Hayley Carmichael (LES MISÉRABLES), Eric Godon (IN BRUGES), Kate Dickie (THE WITCH), Adrian Rawlins (CHERNOBYL), Ned Dennehy (MANDY) et Jan Bijvoet (BORGMAN). The film also features a dreamy, futuristic synth score throughout, intensifying in perfect harmony with the emotional swells of each narrative. UNDERGODS manages to be simultaneously grim and hopeful, tragic and funny, cold and impassioned. Chino Moya's experience in music video direction has helped him craft an anthology that feels far more organic and thoughtfully constructed than many of its predecessors. He knows exactly what he wants to say about humanity, desperation, loneliness, remorse, and rage - all of which he says in clever, subtle, and memorable ways. This hazy, twisted, complex fever-dream of a film echoes the sense of unease we all feel right now. Perhaps we’d be smart to view it as a warning sign, because if we're not careful, our burgeoning feelings of fear, doubt, and insecurity have the power to culminate in disaster. – Logan Taylor
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