[Fantastic Fest 2021] Destructive Privatisation of Nature & Soul in LUZIFER

Peter Brunner’s LUZIFER explores the privatisation and destruction of nature, alongside the spiritual privatisation and destruction of a mother’s son.

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Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER: A Punk Rock Manifesto for Women

Jenn Wexler’s debut feature film examines what separates the city and the rural while also looking at how goddamn tough it is being a woman.

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Liminal Spaces of Sin: The Borders of Body & Soul in Antti-Jussi Annila’s SAUNA

SAUNA (2008) is a horrific slice of history that explores how sin destroys those who’ve lived their lives at war.

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“We should have never come to this house”: Freud’s Uncanny & the Modern Gothic in SINISTER

Scott Derrickson’s SINISTER is more than creepy, it’s an unsettling collision of the Gothic past and a modern world.

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“My life is like an empty cylinder”: Modern Cowboys & Daddy Issues in THE SISTERS BROTHERS

Jacques Audiard’s film adaptation of THE SISTERS BROTHERS deals with the Wild West becoming a modern world.

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KILL LIST: Gothic Nationalism’s Violent Erasure of Modernity

KILL LIST begins as a crime-thriller, ending as a horrific bit of Gothic terror, and full of relevant modern themes.

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