BLUE MY MIND
2017, Uncork'd Entertainment, 97 min, Switzerland, Dir: Lisa Brühlmann

A shocking debut from first-time director Lisa Brühlmann, BLUE MY MIND makes bold departures from the tired coming-of-age drama. Mia (Luna Wedler) seems like an ordinary 15-year-old girl dealing with school, popularity contests and her own changing hormones. But nothing is ordinary about her secret: Her body is slowly adopting fish-like characteristics. As it becomes increasingly apparent that Mia is transforming into a carnivorous mermaid, she must learn to accept that she will never be the same. The film’s poetic metaphor is accompanied by startling body horror, making for an unforgettably visceral experience. “For a student film - director Lisa Brühlmann made BLUE MY MIND as her film-school thesis project - it's quite impressive.” – Katie Rife, AV Club.


BORDER
GRÄNS
2018, 101 min, Sweden/Denmark, Dir: Ali Abbasi

Co-written by LET THE RIGHT ONE IN scribes John Ajvide Lindqvist and Isabella Eklöf, this incredible film was selected to play in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes and is sure to explode out of the fall festival circuit. When a border guard (Eva Melander) with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, she is forced to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind. “An exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventions.” - Alissa Simon, Variety


BUBBA HO-TEP
2002, 92 min, USA, Dir: Don Coscarelli

THE KING OF ROCK VS. THE KING OF THE DEAD! Based on the Bram Stoker Award nominated short story by cult author Joe R. Lansdale, the stylish and funny BUBBA HO-TEP tells the "true" story of what really became of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home plauged by an evil Egyptian mummy. It seems he switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," and now he's lost his desire. But now he has the chance to save the other residents from losing their souls (not to mention their lives), so he teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident (who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy), and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle the mummy and save the nursing home. At once a fun sci-fi/horror romp and an exploration of aging, dignity and the meaning of life.


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