As every year, the most interesting French meeting of fantastic cinema took place in the mountains of the Vosges. As usual, a bunch of nuggets were shown there. If we could see cult films there – The Host by Bong Joon-ho and Two Sisters by Kim Jee-woon in the lead – there was something to get excited about in official competition and out of competition. Here are our three real favourites, three films that deserve your attention and whose names you should remember.Project Wolf Hunting by Kim Hong-seonThere would be no Gérardmer festival without gross disgusting craspouilles. Last year, it was The Sadness that turned the belly up in the Espace Lac room. This year, it’s a silly but enjoyable Korean film, a sort of mix between Hell’s Wings and Resident Evil, where the massacre between prisoners and police on a freighter is accentuated by a turbo-debilitated Frankenstein zombie. powerful. Carotid, arm and head tearings are linked under liters of fake hemoglobin. See also on Konbini It doesn’t tell anything in particular, it’s not political, it has no purpose in short. It’s just a silly and enjoyable B series that feels good – especially since the film will be released in theaters on February 15.Watcher by Chloe OkunoA young woman follows her companion and moves to Romania, far from home. In this unknown territory where she knows neither the language nor any of the inhabitants, a man begins to spy on her, to look at her through the window, to follow her in the street, at the supermarket, in the subway. Or is she the one following it? A very clever post-#MeToo film in its way of approaching women’s words, whether we believe them or not, Watcher is an unexpected little slap in the face. Carried by Maika Monroe, actress discovered in the incredible It Follows, the film will freeze your blood and constantly question you about the truth or not, while everything is always before your eyes. Very impressive – but without a French release date for the moment, although we can hope that its price at the 30th Gérardmer Festival could change the situation.Huesera by Michelle Garza CerveraValeria is happy. Valeria is pregnant, installed in a nice apartment with her boyfriend. Valeria is getting some pressure from her family about this. Valeria is starting to get a little scared. It must be said that Valeria is uncomfortable in the presence of children. Above all, Valeria reflects on her past as a lesbian punk and thinks back to her ex, Octavia. Valeria starts having panic attacks, cracking first her fingers, then her back, then way too many joints. Valeria has visions of a creature with yucky, faceless fractured shins that walks like a spider. Valeria panics but no one believes her – apart from her aunt, who is also a lesbian and who hangs out with a gang of lesbians. the disconcerting desire for motherhood, which renews the very classic codes of horror cinema and which will draw on Lars von Trier or Suspiria. A big yes, which will be released next April on the Shadowz platform.
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