It’s just one more week till the CineMacabre. How time flies!
If you live in Cape Town and don’t know anything about this event, then you seriously need to pay more attention to what is happening around you. It’s going to be one to remember. A two hour feast of exquisitely dark and macabre short films and other creations.
Time: 19:45 (for 20:00)
Place: Labia Theatre on Orange – Main cinema downstairs
If you would like to reserve seats, please phone the Labia Theatre at 021 424 5927. The reservation will be payable on the night, if you have reserved and don’t show up the tickets will go on sale again before the show starts.
Alternatively you can go directly to the Labia Theatre from today onwards to buy a ticket at their box office.
HOW THIS CAME TO BE:
It all started a couple of months ago … we were approached by a fellow South African filmmaker, Ric Shields to help set up a screening of his short movie ‘Bloodrush’. Out of this grew an event which will showcase some of the most Macabre, dark and strange short films around, along with a great music video.
‘Bloodrush’ was shot in Sydney, Australia, and completed over the space of three years. It’s a very interesting take on the Urban Vampire full of memorable moments.
A good friend of his, Mark Jackson will be showing his short film ‘Die Hel’. Which was shown at Grahamstown a few years ago. A very moody, very South African short film, set in the Karroo.
Along with these two great shorts, you’ll get to see two Flamedrop Productions films.
The new Terminatryx “Obsession” music video which will be premiering at the event.
‘Marked’ a short film which features great special effects make-up.
We will be screening three of our latest films namely: Anna, Jornada Del Muerto and Onrusbarend.
Set in a typical rural South African setting, Anna tells the story of a lonely couple who meet on a deserted road on their way to Cape Town. An unfortunate event leads them to spending a night together in a creepy small town hotel. A night of unbearable horror lies ahead, as a cycle of pleasure and pain comes to its blood conclusion.
Documenting the emotional melström of an unfortunate woman. Onrusbarend is an unsettling story filled with Lovecraftian, South African and biblical references, hinting at the process of inception, birth and finally propagation of a meme. Onrusbarend starts with a narration by Esté Kira and won the South African Shnit Realtime festival 2011. It was filmed and edited over three consecutive days.
Jornada Del Muerto
A travelogue through the mind of an unknown solder, Jornada del Muerto invites it’s viewers to stroll through spectral landscapes of hidden beauty. It explores the personal tragedy of dying, with symbolic comparison to the first nuclear explosions which ended WW2. Delving into the relationship between love and death, Jornada del Muerto is full of archetypal characters and subtle humor. Surreal situations with small bursts of animation help drive this unconventional story forward. Jornada del Muerto remains very open to subjective interpretation, while not compromise it’s narrative element.