A thin line separates life from death. Gotzon, between shots of whiskey and surrounded by the particular fauna of his usual bar, travels through the sinister passages that connect them.
Two theologians who are fond of hiking go to a farm where the country day of a religious group is celebrated.
Housing shortage and millennials. A landlord who is fed up with her tenants.
Short films by David Stojan:
Midnight Fantasy 2022: The story of an unfaithful christian woman who sees her dominant lover after work.
Snuff Toy 2022: During a visit to get rid of incriminating evidence an ex-employee of the now-abandoned orphanage runs into an old friend.
Lost Tapes 2019: A mysterious compilation of deleted scenes.
Short films by David Stojan:
Good Hotel Babe 2022: A group of elite security guards is operating a snuff film ring in this filthy hotel.
Dark Intent 2017: The short story of a love triangle between two blood sisters.
Two young girls meet for a pleasant weekend unaware they are being taken to an old isolated house that holds a dark past and is surrounded by death and tragedy.
A man invokes and meets three different woman-like incarnations of the lustful demon.
"What stinks like that about you?" "Corpses." "Corpses ... Are you kidding?" "Not at all, check it out for yourself."
A cockroach begins to haunt Silas' mind and consciousness, which makes him terrorize his girlfriend and his sister, until he desperately tries to heal himself with an exorcism.
A deaf homeless man saves a girl from an attempted rape. Shocked and moved, the girl asks if there is any way she can make it up to him.
Emmanuelle is a beautiful young model and lives in Bangkok together with her husband Jean, who's several years older. She likes him because he's taught her much, and he likes her because she's learning so well - and wants to often. Both are very tolerant in matters of extramarital affairs, so he doesn't mind the young Marie-Ange coming over every so often, although she obviously wants more than talk from his wife. But Emmanuelle is more fascinated by the older Bee, and joins her on a trip into the jungle.
Musical based on SIKSA's "Stabat Mater Dolorosa" is a performative dream of making a movie come true, where both the dream and the movie are like chewing gum that has been tasteless for too long. A nostalgic invitation to a dancing story about a girl returning to her childhood, when she dressed up as different women using her mother's wardrobe, and all the roles she played were to please herself. This film is a tool for reconstructing the scenes from the youth, as well as a baroque farewell to all the glitter and unicorns.
Egyptian gods summons the angel Lucifer - in order to usher in a new occult age.
Depictions of famous Biblical stories as well as the end times accompany an overarching plot of a man who continues to avoid church even as the end of the world draws closer
Based on the preachings of Reverend Estus W. Pirkle, this film warns what will happen to America if the citizens do not give up their depraved ways and turn to God and Jesus for salvation. Communist infiltrators, the "footmen," will pave the way for an all-out invasion by weakening our will through TV, dance, rock music, and alcohol. Once the invasion begins, the new Communist government will proceed to round up all Christians, and either execute them or force them to undergo re-education.
Pastor Estus W. Pirkle preaches about hell, where all non-Christians will suffer eternal torment. He's also visited by two self-professed "Christians" who don't believe in hell.
The misanthrope butcher is looking forward to a Christmas all alone. But someone steals his holiday roast and so the Christmas spirit must give way to the usual murderous rage. And then there are these always annoying Christmas ghosts visiting…
Schrottmagnet is like the mangy boar that fucks you in the ass from behind and then dies bleeding in your own vomit.
A young woman, who has been forced to marry her rapist, seeks her own justice in a place where she has no voice.
Zes vermoorde vrouwen ontwaken in het huis van een ranzige seriemoordenaar. In een schemerwereld tussen leven en dood ontpopt zich een merkwaardig verhaal over de poëtische schoonheid van ingewanden en rottend vlees. Tere zieltjes... dreigen een fantastisch kunstwerk mis te lopen!
(Phil Stevens, Verenigde Staten, 79 min., Engels)
21st century. Tensions are unleashed in Europe's south. A priest drags an altar boy to spread the word of Helium, but a twisted Islamic organization follow their steps.
A visual representation of Aleister Crowley's magick filmed at various locations including the Hellfire Caves and Marrakesh
A miserable sad sack struggled to mollify a bully he can’t escape
When there s no more room in Hell Hitler will walk the Earth.
A soon-to-be mother goes to a Planned Parenthood clinic for her last check up. But everything takes a dark turn for the worse.
A dry tragic musical comedy short film about a gipsy guy who thought he could be famous by writing a song for the first man in the space: Yuri Gagarin.
An over the top, politically incorrect spoof of 80s buddy action films with an Australian twist. LT Jangles takes all the classic 80s macho movie tropes and flips them on their head. The titular character is basically the love child of Crocodile Dundee and Ron Burgundy. He goes on a blood-soaked rampage of revenge after his best friend gets his dick shot off in a heated gunfight with street thugs.
It’ World War III, Man ! (“Le Saigneur est avec nous”)
This film looks like a paranoid statement.
Everyone is fighting everyone and the rest against all others.
Male chauvinism fights love while love makes war to violence and fascism.
Time and Work are eternal enemies. Sadism and nazi’s are big friends.
All images have been cut into small pieces, no image standing still.
No story. No main character. No net to save you.
Roland Lethem's most (in)famous movie is an experiment in insult and abuse: the abuse of victims by the police, the abuse of humans by society, the abuse of the spectator by the director. Heavily inspired by the style and politics of the surrealists and Japanese counter-culture-cinema.
A disturbing experimental horror film that delves into humanity's dark psyche and lets us experience death from within. A violent and extreme mindfuck. shot exclusively on 16mm and super8. As beautifully grainy, grimy and poetic as it is disquieting.
Nikki (Antje Nikola Mönning) is in pursuit of pleasure and roams the country in her Rover in order to enjoy her vices, meet people, and vlog about both. A cheeky, energetic film that plunges the audience into the desires and encounters of its free-spirited protagonist.
A feminist documentary on female sexuality and porn, featuring all types of bodies and kinky explorations.
After screening Phantasmagoria at least year's BUT Film Festival, director Cosmotropia de Xam returns with his psychedelic ode to Jess Franco, Jean Rollin and David Lynch, this time also adding vampires and our own beautiful Amsterdam to the mix.
Rodolfa and Maria Antonieta, two sexworkers with a deep passion for spliffs and trap music, hang around all day at their workplace: a magic garden at an abandoned airport ground in Berlin. When their colleague Asunción suddenly appears with the corpse of a dead client, they discover how easily sexual desire can cross the borders between the living and the deceased. A tragicomedy that explores ideas never touched before. “Because death really suits some people well”
This avant-garde sex film is a tribute to the films of Alberto Cavallone, directed by Morgana Mayer, whose Sexual Labyrinth was shown at BUT last year. Just like that film, Female Touch is a blasphemous, dreamlike movie that offers a queer and kinky vision of womanhood.
Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island and William Golding's Lord of the Flies turn into a gender-bending Freudian nightmare in this highly stylized film, in which a group of teenage rapists is sent to a mysterious island where nothing is what it seems. The style of the film is heavily inspired by the cinema of the 1910's, 20's and 30's, but with a darker, psychedelic, sexual twist.
Dutch poetry movie about a poet pornstar who is looking for true love.
Von Solo’s ultimate ode to ‘Midnight Cowbow’
A refreshing take on puppet sexuality and some vague meditation on the loneliness of death.
A beautiful vampire-girl works as a prostitute on the famous Augusta Street (in São Paulo, Brazil), because it's an easy way to get food. But suddenly her path intersects with another monster that attacks at the same address, the "Augusta Street Ripper" - a serial killer who is killing prostitutes in that region.
The wildest ride of this BUT Film Festival is this second selection of Midnight Madness. A drug called purple neon when people abuse it become susceptible to a demon queens demands. A trash horror masterpiece of epic proportions!