• MMiFF | Madeira Micro Film Festival | 5-8.12.2017

  • Tuesday, 09/12/2014 | MADEIRADiG <> MMiFF SPECIAL

    21:00 | Björk: Biophilia Live (2014 / UK / 97min)
    Directed by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio) and Nick Fenton (editor / key collaborator on Sigur Rós‘ Heima and Inni).

    Icelandic artist, Bjork, performs songs from her eighth album with evocative visuals provided by designers from around the world. Filmed at Alexandra Palace in London on September 3, 2013, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ „spirited and millimeter-precise“-The Guardian
    ★★★★ „This visually rich documentary captures the inventive spirit“-The Hollywood Reporter
    ★★★★ „The swirl of sound and motion burns with a bright intensity“-Los Angeles Times
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    Thursday, 11/12/2014

    18:30 | Rocks in My Pockets (2014 / USA/Latvia / 88min)
    Directed by Signe Baumane

    “Rocks In My Pockets” is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving the women of my family, including myself, and our battles with madness. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA.

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ „A sharp, surprising and funny animated feature“-The New York Times
    ★★★★ „Modern milestone in animated storytelling“-Variety
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    22:30 | The Babadook (2014 / AU / 93min)
    Directed by Jennifer Kent

    A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ “A flat-out masterpiece”-Indiewire
    ★★★★ “Deeply disturbing and unusually beautiful”-Variety
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    Saturday, 13/12/2014 | MMiFF CLOSING NIGHT

    21:00 | The Duke of Burgundy (2014 / UK / 101min)
    Directed by Peter Strickland

    British filmmaker Peter Strickland follows his eerie festival hit Berberian Sound Studio with this dark melodrama about to amateur butterfly expert Whose wayward desires her lover’s tolerance test. By turns kinky, dryly comic, and compellingly surreal, and boasting gorgeous, gothic cinematography and of enveloping orchestral score by pop duo Cat’s Eyes, The Duke of Burgundy is a richly immersive sensory experience.

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ „Filthy and fraught with genuine emotion“ –The Guardian
    ★★★★ „kinky hair-raising“ –Toronto Film Festival
    ★★★★ „strange but Affecting love story“ –Variety

    22:30 | Closing Party with DJ Michael Rosen (DE) & guests

     

    Wednesday, 10/12/2014 | MMiFF OPENING NIGHT

    18:30 | Cocktail Opening / Soirée
    21:00 | It Follows (2014 / USA / 107min)
    Directed by David Robert Mitchell

    For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horrors that seem to be only a few steps behind.

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ „The most exciting film in Cannes has landed!“-The Telegraph
    ★★★★ „It Follows‘ Is a Teen Horror Movie Like You’ve Never Seen It Before“-Indiewire

    22:30 | Opening Party with Anklepants (AU) live + DJs

     

    Friday, 12/12/2014

    21:00 | Spring (2014 / USA / 109min)
    Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

    Sunrise gets a supernatural twist in this tale of an American backpacker in Italy who is in love with a beautiful young woman harboring a dark, primordial secret. Filled with infectious banter and stunning location photography, Spring is an expertly crafted supernatural romance with Both heart and edge.

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ „the film is visually captivating“ Sound on Sight
    ★★★★ „immensely satisfying“ –Variety
    ★★★★ „this supernatural mystery is magnetic and endearing“ – One Room with a View
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    22:30 | Honeymoon (2014 / USA / 87min)
    Directed by Leigh Janiak

    Young newlyweds Paul and Bea travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

    REVIEWS
    ★★★★ „Taps into newlywed anxiety with subtle wit and no small amount of style.“ – The New York Times
    ★★★★ „The final act is one of the most skin-crawlingly creepy and disturbing of any modern horror movie.“ – The Nerdist
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