Inexpressible horror

Friday 13.10 16h15 Cinématographe

 

God’s Little Girl
Mitch Davis, 2006, Canada, 16’, 35mm, couleur, VO
A mother remembers her lost child… Mitch Davis’ last film is poetry of languorous sadness. With its warm felted and hypnotic aesthetic, it generates an almost touchable anguish and gives birth to a fascinating melancholic feeling.

 

The Call of Cthulhu
Andrew Leman, 2005, USA, 47’, DV, n&b, muet avec intertitres français
A dying professor‘s bequest drives his nephew on a globe-spanning investigation to unravel a twisted knot of fear, madness nameless cults and horrors best left unknown. This is without a doubt the closest adaptation of a H.P. Lovecraft story ever made. The short story The Call of Cthulhu has been written in 1926. Andrew Leman and screenwriter Sean Braney decided to do everything so their film would look as if it was shot in the style of the early 1920’s: black and white picture, no dialogues and symphonic music. Only the support is modern as they used a DV camera. But once the images went through their “Mythoscope” process, the result looks pure vintage.

    The Call of Cthulhu