(Fantastic film 2)

The Living Dead and the Living Dying

7 of this year’s best films of the fantastic – horror, sci-fi, action, and comedy – spread fear of alien invasion from outside – and from within. Imagine an explosive contagion, manipulative night games at an orphanage, the sound of a ticking bomb in your stomach and how to break up with a dead girlfriend.

SAT 30/10, 21:00 FYRIS
SUN 31/10, 19:00 FYRIS


Chris’ thirtieth birthday party is turned upside down when he finds out there is a ticking bomb growing in his stomach. Bomb expert Alim is brought in to defuse both the bomb and the tension.

Netherlands 2020 / 7:17 / Director: Angelo Raaijmakers / Producer: Angelo Raaijmakers


A withdrawn truck driver collides with his parallelism and the world goes off the rails.

Switzerland 2020 / 7:23 / Director: Géraldine Cammisar, Zaide Kutay / Producer: Ursula Ulmi


Natural selection says that only those who adapt will survive. What if humans have become stupid?

Spain 2020 / 6:30 / Director: Carlos Gómez-Trigo / Producer: Carlos Gómez-Trigo


Martha is online and as long as she is connected to the main unit her life continues – monotonous, convenient, perfect. Nevertheless the well maintained system gets disrupted and Martha herself becomes the problem. The calculated consequence: offline.

Germany 2021 / 20:10 / Director: Elias Engelhardt / Producer: Alexandra Rilli


At the girls’ orphanage, the group’s unchecked pack mentality alienates a new arrival. To swing the balance of power, she invents a manipulative night game.

United Kingdom 2020 / 19:10 / Director: Maria Martinez Bayona / Producer: Tom Wood


A woman wakes up in the desert in an amnesic state and doesn’t know who she is or why she’s there, all she knows is a mysterious caller keeps telling her, “don’t go outside.”

United States 2021 / 8:17 / Director: Natasha Halevi / Producer: Natasha Halevi


Maxime, a young man in search of stability, is literally haunted by the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène, who died recently. Wishing to put an end to this unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break with her. But Hélène does not seem ready to accept this decision…

Belgium, France 2021 / 24:12 / Director: Michiel Blanchart / Producer: MIchaël Goldberg, Lucile de Calan

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