DARK SOULS

Imaginary, real and metaphorical monsters in this chillingly funny programme of thriller, horror and eerie shorts.

Sunday 6th November, 12.45 PM
Approx. Runtime: 104 mins

ARKHE    UK Premiere  
Turkey, 2016
Dir. Batuhan Köksal

The bright light draws two spirits to the dystopian world. In this dark world, the spirits starts make a solid body for themselves with human parts which they find in this world. Every glare makes them take an another step to the unknown. Where are they going to end up? What is waiting for them?  

COMMUNE
United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Thomas Perrett

A man takes a job as the guardian of a rundown London house. Charged with keeping the property secure, he soon realises that it’s not the building that needs protecting, but himself. A malevolent dark cult from the past, resides within the building and they are hunting for new members, stopping at nothing to make you, join them.

MUNCHIES
United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Sinéad Stoddart

Zombie Lee has an outrageous hunger that won’t be silenced by food alone. With his growing need to feed increasing, misjudgement and disaster arise in the kitchen, until a simple solution is found. And his rumbling is quenched.

NECK AND NECK
United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Shaun Clark

Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Othello”, the film is a dark surreal take on the relationship between the deceived Othello, the innocent Desdemona and the mendacious Iago. 

STAINED
United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Phil Haine

Meet Harris: A man for whom cleanliness is next to Godliness and perfection is the only standard. So finding he has run out of toilet paper after ‘making a delivery to the brown post office’ is a full-scale disaster. However, not even he could have assumed the relentless darkness this would release. A darkness that may consume him absolutely.

SOMEONE ELSE’S SHADOW (L’ombre d’un autre)    UK Premiere
Belgium /France, 2016
Dir. Léo Médard

Beatrice and Philippe, a forty-years-old couple are preparing to sleep when Beatrice notices the mysterious and sudden disappearance of her husband. After a frightening night looking for him, she discovers the next day that Philippe is at home. Just as if nothing happened. Except for one detail: what if Philippe wasn’t the same man anymore?

VOICEMAIL 
Germany, 2016
Dir. Erec Brehmer

A young girl has vanished. The ambitious Junior Editor Stefan sees his chance for the Title page. But Lilly’s mother refuses to talk to the press. Stefan has to decide how far he is willing to go as a journalist. He, unknowingly, sets off a spiral of events, which he can no longer control.

YOU ARE NOTHING (Tu non sei niente)    International Premiere
Sweden, 2015
Dir. Alice Angeletti

…Form Does Not Differ From the Void,
And the Void Does Not Differ from Form.
Form is Void and Void is Form…
Heart Sutra