Genre cinema is characterised by norms and expectations. In the cinema of the drastic, rules are consistently broken and (genre) boundaries crossed. The horror film's essence is its effect: fear, suspense, disgust (and all that at night, to make matters worse!) ... an existential threat, bodily fluids of all types. The monster in horror cinema is the reification of our worst fears, but also of our deepest desires. The beast of patriarchal structures has terrorised our society for far too long. Its presence still testifies to a rampant one-sided perspective on the differences between the sexes. What could be more drastic and necessary than smashing the patriarchy monster with the means of horror cinema? In this provocative programme, slasher feminists sharpen their knives for the kill!
Špela Čadež // Slovenia, France, Germany // 2021 // 09:30 min
The steak is marinated, the rosemary cut, the pan hot. Every second counts when searing meat. Alas, with every passing minute, darker clouds threaten to ruin Franc's mood, because Liza's colleagues have chosen to give her a surprise birthday party, making her late for dinner.
Lucía Forner Segarra // Spain // 2020 // 18:44 min
After Diana is attacked one night, she believes that something has to change and resolves to fight for her rights. From now on she calls herself Dana, which means something like "she that administers justice". Her trauma enables her to defend herself against her rapists.