Sitges Festival is an event to marked on the calendars of genre fans worldwide, that won’t surprise anyone. But besides visitors worldwide filling up the streets of Sitges, also the local business from the little coast town join the worship of monsters and creatures. It is very easy to find lots of local shops having creepy decoration and motives like it was Halloween for 10 days. In fact, the impact of the festival in the town is stronger than any Halloween day I have seen on all my trips.
On Ganiveta’s Instagram page we have been posting these days some of the coolest horror decoration motives we have been spotting these days. Check it out here: https://www.instagram.com/ganiveta.
In another order of things, Udo Kier got the Time Machine Award, as a recognition of all his career. With the excuse of being one of the supporting actors of the movie Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017), the veteran German actor gave the audience a very funny speech probably inspired by some of the wine he mentioned to enjoy so much.
Today we have spent most of the time at the cinema, so here is the list of movies seen today:
- La Piel Fría (aka Cold Skin) (2017) 6,5/10 – Freezing landscapes for this movie about two men stranded on an island fighting for menacing creatures that attack them in the night. But at the end, things are not as they thought. Who is the human and who is the animal?
- Animals (2017) 6/10 – A story where destiny’ cross and relationships are put under doubt, where humans suffer and love and animals come and go, leading our way. Interesting, metaphoric and sometimes surrealistic work.
- The Crescent (2017) 3/10 – Visual artist Seth A. Smith builds here with his second feature film aa story about a young mother and his son trying to escape death. But who are the dead ones? The movie didn’t touch me at any point and turned out being a very painful hour and a half.
- The Elrprince (2016) 5/10 – Bizarre polish film about a teenage boy gifted in physics. The very chaotic narrative for a movie that starts quite attractive but towards the end of the running time confusion takes over the story and audience loses interest. [Read full review here]
- Brawl on Cell Block 99 (2017) 8/10 – A very violent, wonderfully filmed story of a man who does everything in order to protect his family. An indestructible character portraited with immense excellency by Vince Vaughn. Worth to be watched a zillion times and never get tired of it. [Read full review here]
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