It’s all “fantasy” at the 24th annual Fantasy Filmfest – from the mainstream British thriller Harry Brown, in which Michael Caine snaps in the face of social depravity, to gory trash like The Human Centipede.
Between those two extremes range indie productions of every description. In The Disappearance of Alice Creed, rookie writer-director J. Blakeson turns a claustrophobic kidnapping situation into a complex psychological thriller. One of the most visually stunning features is the Swedish Metropia, a dark, semi-animated conspiracy scenario.
Guy Pearce stars in Animal Kingdom, an Aussie drama about life in the criminal underbelly of Melbourne, and Asian martial arts aficionados can look forward to Ip Man 2, the next chapter of the much-praised Kung Fu biopic.
FANTASY FILMFEST | August 17-25, at CinemaxX and Cinestar Original (both U+S-Bhf Potsdamer Platz). All films in English OV or with English subtitles. For a full schedule, visit www.fantasyfilmfest.com