Ithaca Fantastik

2018 Announced Films

Au Poste! (Keep an Eye Out!)

Quentin Dupieux • 2018 • France • 73min

When Fugain trips over a dead body in front of his condo, his first impulse is to report it to the police—as any good, logical citizen would. He quickly realizes his mistake when he learns that the obsessive Captain Buron will gleefully grill him until he cracks.

Black Mother

Khalik Allah • 2018 • USA • 77min

The history of Jamaica retold through the framework of a woman’s pregnancy, Black Mother is a heartfelt look at Jamaican identity that transcends its documentary form to offer an unusual and unique exploration of humanity.


Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra • 2018 • COL • 125min

In La Guija, Colombia in the 1970s, an indigenous Wayuu family gets swept up in the newly-booming marijuana trade. When greed and passion overtake their tribe’s honor, their lives and ancestral traditions are forever fractured.

Chained for Life

Aaron Schimberg • 2018 • USA • 91min

Freda is an actress cast as the lead in a schlocky horror film. Her co-star and much of the supporting cast are played by actors with disabilities. As she connects with her peers off-screen, she begins to consider if their treatment on set is exploitational and whether our current standards of representation in modern film are really as equal as we would like to believe.


Crisis Jung

Baptiste Gaubert and Jérémie Hoarau • 2018 • FR • 70min

Jung and Maria are sweethearts enjoying their blossoming love in an innocent world. But their starry-eyed love is imperiled when the malignant Little Jesus kidnaps Maria’s body to build his nefarious temple of pain!

Diamantino

Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt • 2018 • POR • 92min

After missing the penalty shot at the world cup final, footballer Diamantino's career is over. Floundering, he falls prey to sinister forces offering him a job as a political mascot—shilling the promise to "make Portugal great again." Hoping for a second chance, he is instead transported on a surreal and satirical journey through a dysfunctional modern landscape.


Game Over (3615 Code Père Noël)

René Manzor • 1989 • France • 87min

Thomas, a French kid obsessed with American action films, believes he will be the first kid to catch Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When a thief dressed as Santa shows up instead of the real deal, Thomas’s vengeance for broken childhood dreams takes on epic proportions in this cornerstone film.

Knife + Heart (Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur)

Yann Gonzales • 2018 • FR • 110min

After producer Anne breaks up with her editor girlfriend, the late 70s low-budget gay French porno they were shooting begins to take an... artistic turn. The sensual film becomes a real-life erotic thriller when one of her adult film stars is brutally murdered. Anne and her sidekick, Archibald, can’t seem to out-maneuver the chaos that ensues.


Love Me Not

Alexandros Avranas • 2018 • Greece, France • 99min

An infertile, upper-middle-class couple hires a young woman as a surrogate and all three move into a remote villa. The ladies start to bond, the husband becomes envious, and an unfortunate chain of events turns the table on the already dysfunctional new family dynamic.

Piercing

Nicolas Pesce • 2018 • USA • 81min

Reed takes off from his idyllic life with his wife and baby for a very important business trip. But the business he has in mind is murder! All set with his plan to commit the perfect crime, Reed finds his victim in mysterious call girl Jackie...but Reed may have called the wrong girl.


Vermin

Alexis Beaumont • 2018 • FR • 81min

A young praying mantis follows in his father’s many footsteps and moves to the big city to become a police officer. A greenhorn kid from the country, young Reggie is totally unequipped for the dangers and temptations of city life. But when Reggie is assigned a partner with a history of drinking and bad police work, the sparks fly and both characters get more than they bargained for.

Violence Voyager

Ujicha • 2018 • JP • 83min

Bobby and Akkun set out for an end-of-school celebration in the mountains where they discover an abandoned amusement park. Surprise! The owner greets them and conveniently offers them free tickets. Against their better judgement, they take him up on his offer.