Nico Mastorakis/ 1975/ Greece/ 101 mins/ Cert: 18
Fri 18 November // 20:00
Douse yourself in Ouzo and warm your cold winter hearts, as HFVC takes a trip to sunny Greece for a double dose of deliciously wonky sex and violence!
Following the exploits of a murderous young couple on the run in an off season Mykonos, infamous former video nasty ‘Island of Death’ is a stone-cold sleaze classic! Greek director Nico Mastorakis gleefully smashes up taboos left, right and centre, creating a deliriously depraved mess which ruthlessly hammers home its fudged take on the skewed morals of the permissive society in the daftest way imaginable. Right down to the bizarre ‘songs’ which pepper the soundtrack.
We follow with another dose of Hellenic hedonism gone awry!
Fri 27 Jan
VIRGIN MOUNTAIN(Fúsi) Dir: Dagur Kári, 2015, Iceland/Denmark, 96 mins, Cert: 18 TBA - Mon 23 January 2017 // 20:00 * Tue 24 January 2017 // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (full), £4 (conc/*cheap night) Fúsi is a mammoth of a man who at 43 years of age is still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he hasn’t quite learned how to socialize with others, leaving him an untouchable virgin. That is until his family pushes him to join a dance class. There he meets the equally innocent but playful Sjöfn. Acclaimed Icelandic writer-director Dagur Kári’s fourth feature introduces us to the pains of first love between these two late-blooming loners. Dagur Kári brilliantly portrays Fúsi, wonderfully performed Gunnar Jónsson, as a hero, more than an outsider. Subtle and delicate, the wickedly funny *Virgin Mountain *never tries to force the audience into empathy. Instead, scene-by-scene, Dagur Kári constructs a simple and moving story. The result is a wonderfully shot character-driven drama with a haunting score co-composed by Kári himself.
*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*
Mon 23 Jan
Tue 24 Jan
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