Win Tickets to I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER & THE EYES OF MY MOTHER at MIFF
Today marks the opening of the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF) and to celebrate we’ve got two pairs of tickets to giveaway to this Friday night’s sessions of Monster Pictures recent acquisitions, I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER & THE EYES OF MY MOTHER.
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER
Adapting the first in a series of novels by Dan Wells, filmmaker Billy O’Brien cunningly turns the familiar ordinariness of America’s small-town heartland into a dangerous and wintry other world. Shot on grainy 16mm stock, this is the story of John (Max Records, Where the Wild Things Are). While no stranger to death – having spent much of his time at a funeral home where his mother works – John’s homicidal tendencies are anything but mere teen angst. He uses self-imposed rules to keep them at bay but when a real monster turns up in town, harvesting the organs of its victims, John’s demons prove too strong to ignore. Also starring Christopher Lloyd in an inspired performance as one of John’s cantankerous neighbours, I Am Not a Serial Killer goes where no one suspects, even those who have read the book (although the film finale comes with Wells’ approval).
Fri, Jul 29, 11:30 p.m – ACMI 2 (SELLING FAST)
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Backed by Borderline Films (the stable behind MIFF 2016’s Christine, MIFF 2015’s James White and MIFF 2011’sMartha Marcy May Marlene), music video prodigy Nicolas Pesce carves his name indelibly into the psyche of audiences with one of the most memorable horror films in a very long time. Pesce and cinematographer Zack Kuperstein chart the stunning descent of a young woman into violence (a breakout performance by Kika Magalhaes) after she witnesses the murder of her mother. A film told in mesmeric black and white, The Eyes of My Mother bucks horror tropes to create what could be considered a new style of American Gothic, the spiritual lovechild of Charles Laughton and The Night of the Hunter. The surprises don’t come in story twists but through the prodding of imagination and jagged, sometimes brutal, editing. Magnificently horrific, The Eyes of My Mother proves there is immense beauty to be found in ugliness. The mellifluous wails of Portuguese fado singer Amalia Rodrigues are the sensory balm in what is a deliciously gorgeous nightmare that simultaneously seduces and abhors in the space of one shot.
Fri, Jul 29, 11:30 p.m – ACMI 1
All you need do for your chance to WIN is tell us below in 25 words or less what your favourite film from a previous MIFF is and why?
Please also let us know which of the two films you wish to see.
Entries close Friday July 29th 11:00AM AEST and winners will be contacted by 11:59AM the same day with tickets attached to the email.