Belle Vie

Belle Vie (2022)

Opening, as a text caption reveals, in Los Angeles, California, Belle Vie reveals a house under an idyllic blue sky, and inside, a man spooling and playing a reel-to-reel tape of an upbeat jazz number. With its organ and accordion, the piece is obviously as French as the film’s title, marking a cross-cultural, trans-Atlantic dialogue…

Ego

Ego (2021)

Ego has its European première at Grimmfest Easter Edition 2022 Alfonso Cortés-Cavanillas’ Ego, written by Jorge Navarro de Lemus, begins in a recognisable reality, before retreating into an inner space. The opening sequence is set to the sound of a news report situating events in Madrid on Friday 13 March, 2020 as national lockdown is…

Host

Host (2020)

The word ‘host’ can refer equally to anyone accommodating a houseguest, to the organiser of a group webchat, or to a person who has become possessed. All these meanings will come into play in Rob Savage’s Host, in which six friends, bored by the isolation of lockdown and eager for any kind of stimulation, agree…