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QuoteMario Bava made arguably the first giallo film in 1963, "The Girl Who Knew Too Much"
QuoteThere’s alchemy at work in Dasha Nekrasova’s debut film “The Scary of Sixty-First,” the kind that can turn what’s old into what’s new. Equal parts ’70s-style paranoia thriller, Polanski-infused apartment horror, “Eyes Wide Shut” homage, and empathetic critical commentary on the conspiracy theories craze, this hallucinatory pastiche is even more than the sum of its cinematically riveting parts. It feels like one of the few genuine attempts at understanding this dislocating moment and the many people who have lost themselves within it.Addie (Betsey Brown) and Noelle (Madeline Quinn) are apartment-hunting in New York City. That alone is the stuff of horror. But in their case they find an ideal place right away — a shockingly cheap flat on the Upper East Side. They commit to it on the spot, despite an odd tarot card being left behind that suggests some ominous symbology. (Anyone who’s moved into a Manhattan pad and discovered a Pentagrama Esoterico sign on the wall and thought “What’s that about?” can relate.)
QuoteNeedless to say, commercial prospects for a microbudget horror comedy with pedophilia conspiracy on the brain are less than stratospheric. Yet “The Scary of Sixty-First” is sure to make waves on the festival circuit following its virtual premiere in Berlin’s Encounters sidebar, turning enough heads with its button-pushing, of-the-moment fury and no-sacred-cows satire to begin building a small cult of its own. For Nekrasova, hitherto best known as a co-host of the popular, similarly reckless podcast “Red Scare,” it’s a debut that, beyond its immediate topical heat, promises much for the future — backing up its big mouth with scrappy filmmaking verve and a genuine, devoted sense of genre. Giallo and grindhouse trappings mingle in a mumblecore framework, with overt nods to Kubrick and (aptly enough) Polanski thrown in the mix. Nekrasova’s own voice, however, cuts boldly through all that referential noise.The clanging, doomy synths of Eli Keszler’s score make it clear from the outset that we’re at least partly in the grip of Dario Argento, though Hunter Zimny’s fuzzy Kodak lensing trades in muted millennial hues — while the New York we’re plunged into is pure Lena Dunham.
QuoteAlthough the 71st edition of the festival took place in March – as an online, industry-only event – the winners of these two prize categories have been held back until the eve of the public summer event, which will host outdoor screenings from July 9-20.US horror The Scary Of Sixty-First initially screened in the festival's Encounters section and is inspired by late sex offender and disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Belarus-US actor Nekrasova makes her feature directing debut with the story of two flatmates who move into an uptown New York duplex at a rock-bottom price. But things take a sinister turn when a stranger informs them the place once belonged to Epstein.Genre streaming platform Shudder recently took SVoD rights in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, while US sales and distribution firm Utopia picked up remaining rights and will be selling available international rights at the upcoming Cannes market.The award comes with a prize of €50,000, which will be shared between director Nekrasova and producers Adam Mitchell and Mark Rapaport.The first feature jury also gave a special mention to District Terminal, an Iran-Germany co-production directed by Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini.French documentary We secured a second Berlinale win, after being named best film in the festival's Encounters section in March. The feature explores the diversity of Paris through a trip on its suburban trainline. The Berlinale Documentary Award includes a €40,000 prize, which will be split between director Diop and producer Sophie Salbot of production company Athénaïse. Totem Films handles sales.
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Quote from: jenkins on June 08, 2021, 05:00:36 PMQuote from: WorldForgot on June 08, 2021, 04:44:24 PMSVoDoh shit okay, so, that's subscription video on demand. an alternative is TVod, which is transactional void on demand. then there's AVod, which is video on demand with advertisements. this is the world we live in now