A scientist creates Proteus, an organic supercomputer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creator’s wife.
‘Doctor Holiday’ imagines the rise and fall of the Flemish neurosurgeon Achille Ladrac. Narrated by one of his clones: a so-called 'Virgo Lactans' who stands up for her human rights
This mysterious film unconventionally explores what it’s like to be a hostage of your own mind and losing the ability to resist circumstances.
Fanatastic Space Opera, full fun and adventure. Includes eternal battle against good and evil!
A father-son-AI relationship triangle goes from weird to murderous.
Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. The new Cronenberg is a must for our festival, we screened many of his older body-horror as well as the film that the new one is inspired on by name. The reactions and reviews have been rather mixed - as with all of his films. A walk out in Cannes might be full house at BUTFF.
In 2030, memory transplant technology is maturing and the immortality seems to become possible for humans. A man, however, destroys this brand new technology in the process of looking for his lost memories. Stunning cinematography and hints of Cronenbergian science experiments in this surprise entry from China.
A chimeric future on After Blue, a planet from another galaxy, a virgin planet where only women can survive in the midst of harmless flora and fauna.
The movie that never got made is a story about a man who are willing to risk anything for the next rush. Even his testicles.
A robotics company teams up with a corrupt CIA agent undergoing an illegal, unsanctioned military operation. Dropping four prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden triangle that no one will miss. The mission is to prove the robotics company is worthy of winning a lucrative military contract. Six doctors on a good cause witness the brutal slaughter of an innocent village and are forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse as they become the new targets.
Picture over two hours of galore B-action and robot rumble in the jungle!
As the world faces a deadly plague, a front-lines parasitologist is imprisoned in a life-suspension chamber. To escape she must destroy the last of her kind.
Slow-burning, captivating, and totally outrageous. With a fantastic soundtrack that will keep you in your seats till after the end credits.
Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane : A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys. Winner of 'Golden Palm' in Cannes 2021
From acclaimed director Julie Ducournau, who brought us the genius coming-of-age cannibal girl film RAW (GRAVE).
A year after the mysterious disappearance of an 8 year-old girl, we meet her grieving family as they return home from her memorial service in their small town. Later that evening, strange lights appear in the nearby forest and the family is exposed to an inexplicably strange phenomenon that rattles them to the core. The origin of the lights appear to be visitors from another world that seemingly terrorize the family.
Prime was assigned to return to 1989 to close a portal in the pond that Cyborgs had entered which would disturb the harmony of the local people.
Screened before AFRICAN KUNG FU NAZIS.
When the slightly naïve Ronnie gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customized invitation from his OS in return.
In a future where Earth has been turned into a planetary ghetto, Dawkins, a former-cop-turned-pickpocket, tracks down a mssing child about to be sold to an alien overlord.
The detective directs his steps toward the final resolution, peppered with encounters with colorful characters.
FP2 is sequel to The FP (2018): In a post apocalyptic future, two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park by playing "Beat Beat Revelation", a deadly version of Dance, Dance, Revolution.
Despite hanging up his boots following the events of 'The FP,' JTRO must return to the blood sport of Beat-Beat Revelation one last time. JTRO and KCDC - his mystical hype man - will quest deep into The Wastes, a land destroyed by the Beat Wars, to compete in the ancient Beat-Beat tournament, "Beats of Rage," face AK-47 - and, hopefully, save the world.
An astronaut finds herself in the ruins of a spacestation after a horrific battle. Her only way to safety is the Escape Pod, but will she make it?
She just wanted to relax, but something coming from far away destroyed her plans.
A scientist, trapped all alone on an outpost near Jupiter after the death of her companion, begins to imagine, or realise, that she is not alone after all.
Wellicht de eerste film die reputatie verdiende van ‘slechtste film allertijden’ en een van de leukste instap cultfilms om kennis te maken met het genre ‘so-bad-it’s-good’.
De visionaire afstudeerfilm van David Lynch wordt beschouwd als ijkpunt voor al zijn werk, waarin hij zich uitsluitend door dromen laat leiden, en als ijkpunt voor de avant-gardecinema in de VS.
De bezorgde ouders uit de film krijgen te maken met een vogelachtige alien als kind, terwijl zwarte wormpjes uit de lucht vallen. Conventionele vertelstructuren en logica maken plaats voor vervreemding en Unheimlichkeit. De verwarde haardos van hoofdrolspeler Jack Nance nestelt zich in het geheugen.
zwart-wit | 35mm
De wereld is totaal overbevolkt en vervuild (in 2022 – we gaan het meemaken). De mensheid kan alleen nog gevoed worden met Soylent Green, een industrieel uit algen gefabriceerde drab. Door het broeikaseffect wil niks anders meer groeien en de wereldbevolking is aangewezen op Soylent Industries. De politie onderzoekt de moord onder verdachte omstandigheden van de CEO van Soylent Industries. SOYLENT GREEN is een typische jaren zeventig environmental rampenfilm met een flinke uithaal naar multinationals en met Charlton Heston in de hoofdrol. Crypto-klassieker of cultfilm?
Set in the dark depths of a strange and mysterious power supply complex, ELLIOT tells the tale of a conflicted humanoid struggling to maintain his reality and understand his true identity. Elliot is thrust into a disconcerting downward spiral of despair in which he is forced to recognise the perils of his own cognition and constructed ideals in a crumbling universe where the lines between fantasy, simulation, and reality are blurred, and the fibers of Elliot’s fragile existence are ruptured.
Short film: TERATOMORPH
FLESH CITY is a hostile place but it has great clubs... where not only beats are pulsating. In one of these dance temples, located at an abandoned industrial site, Vyren hooks up with Loquette. They explore the underbelly of the venue and fall into the trap of Prof. Yagov, the resident mad scientist who preys on lost and drugged out fashion victims. As he introduces them to mutation and mayhem the whole city gets infected. Soon everybody in FLESH CITY will be connected... via flesh link.
This film is a combined program with RAZOR REEL film festival in Bruges.
In the year 2137, animals disappeared so long ago that the younger generations don’t remember them. When the eco-dictator in power tries to reintroduce a hen in the forest, the eco-citizens are forbidden to go anywhere near her
Two meteorites have hit Brussels. There is little time left for Jacob to restore order and moral in the depths of a city in complete loss.
The short film, The Sea of Perdition, is the first foray into fiction film by Richard Stanley since the failure of The Island of Dr. Moreau. An astronaut walks the unearthly landscapes of Mars and soon traverses time and space in a hallucinogenic vision that changes the inner core of who she is. Impressive visuals on a tight budget.
Games are usually fun, that’s why we have a gaming program. But the video repairman in Sequence Break ﬁnds out games can become a nightmare, when the boundaries between the technological and the biological are crossed. Cronenberg, eat your heart out!