FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA 2020

THE REVIEWS

FESTIVAL FEATURE
By Charlie David Page
21st February 2020

Dystopian zombie mutants, reality-bending psychological terror, dreamlike animations, and a healthy dose of gore - the inaugural Fantastic Film Festival Australia (20th February - 4th March 2020) has announced its full program of strange and surreal, boundary-pushing and bizarre cinema screening at Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn (VIC) and Ritz Cinemas, Randwick (NSW).

Offering up its own distinct perspective on genre and alternative cinema, FFFA marries (un)guilty pictorial pleasures with subversive storytelling that hacks away at conventions, unearthing core truths that are typically shied away from: from hard-hitting sociocultural commentary, to unique perspectives on what's widely taken for granted.

The SWITCH team have delved into this year's line-up, so check out our reviews below, and check back throughout the festival as we add more.

RELATEDCHAINED FOR LIFEThe aesthetics of acting
RELATEDAWAYA minimalist and evocative animated adventure
RELATEDS HEA stop-motion animation with sole
RELATEDHORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROREssential for genre fans and film buffs
RELATEDTHE GOLDEN GLOVERepellent and pointless
RELATEDZOMBI CHILDA subtle riff on the zombie genre
RELATEDA SERIAL KILLER'S GUIDE TO LIFEA gory and funny road trip of self-discovery
RELATEDTHE MUTEA violent look at faith and religion
RELATEDSAINT MAUDReligious fervour and psychological horror
RELATEDJALLIKATTUVisually stunning and absurdly funny sociopolitical critique
TRENDINGCOSMIC SINA film that delivers on the promise of its title
TRENDINGPOCAHONTAS25 years later, the colours of the wind are fading
TRENDINGWIN WHAT YOU WATCHTell us what you like and win a big prize pack!
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
TRENDINGFANNY LYE DELIVER'DFeminist folk horror
TRENDINGTHE KILLER TWISTS OF M. NIGHT SHYAMALANRanking the meditative and menacing films of a blockbuster auteur
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