Thursday, May 25, 2023

Cabane A Sang goes Weird! Tonight it's KEEP IT WEIRD

Strap in kids Cabane A Sang is getting weird….if the programmers are saying things are getting weird then you know things are on another planet other than Kansas. And having seen the evenings films I have no idea where we are now.

One of the greatest festivals in the world returns for a second night with a collection of insane off the walls films that will delight anyone who isn’t a stick in the mud. These crazy films are going to make you go wide eyed and talk to the screen.  If you are going to the screening expect lots of explosive reactions.

Sigh… I really NEED to get to Montreal next year.

I don’t know what to say but Frank Apache and his crew are magnificent film programmers. Not only do the pick the best films they can find they arrange them so perfectly that each film builds on the next. The result is they aren’t just playing the films but the audience as well as they are whipped into a crazed frenzy.

They need to teach classes to every other festival in the world.

I love them with all my heart.

I also love the films that they are showing.

A quick reminder- everything Frank and his team program is top shelf. If at any time I seem down on a film or less receptive it’s simply because the top shelf material reorders itself when compared to other top shelf films.

Then again this collection of films is less about being good or bad but more about altering how we see the world. The films here aren't just weird, most of them are down right disturbing.

Okay yes some of the really short ones (one is 15 seconds) are just strange, but  most of them will leave you wondering what in the hell you just saw, and you'll want to go out and play in the sunshine.

While I normally try to review every film in a Cabane A Sang collection, that isn't possible here, the films are too visceral for a reasoned review.  To that end I'm going to mention some of the ones that entered my dreams.

HARUSPEX is nightmarish film akin to ERASERHEAD about a man working in a kitchen preparing food.  Its wrong.

MY EXBOYFRIEND is a woman talking about the transformation her ex-boyfriend made. Outside of the transformation this shouldn't be disturbing but it is.

NASTY is a film about eating...and yea...

EARWORM a literal evil worm lives in an audio cassette and it wants to bore into your head. Its under four minute and really wrong...

FACE RECOGNITION has a man hiding out from the police by getting massively drunk and changing

POSTED NO HUNTING a CCTV set up in the woods records something unexpected.

DING  (aka THING) Told in Amazing animation this is the story of a man pushed to the edge and beyond

ASMortal a woman who becomes addicted to sounds goes over the edge.

The rest are equally weird and they will almost certainly leave you bothered.

Thank you Frank and crew.

For more details on these and the other films in the collection go here.

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