The Freakiest Night relocates its horror and fantastic films to the Pérez Galdós Theater's screen

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  • The program includes the Polish feature film Córki Dancingu / The Lure, “the other musical of the year”, with two cannibal mermaid sisters in the most rotten, sordid night of Warsaw
  • Tickets, priced 6 euros, will be for sale on Wednesday, March 29, at the Pérez Galdós Theater, Monopol Cinema and Elder Museum of Science and Technology’s box offices, as well as through the link at the festival’s website, lpafilmfestival.com, and at the respective websites of the previous places
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, March 27, 2017.- The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival’s traditional marathon of horror and fantastic films moves in its 17th edition to the Pérez Galdós Theater. Its longest program so far, almost six hours ―including three feature films from Poland, USA and India and three Spanish short films and one Belgian― will take place on Friday night, April 7, from 11:15 p.m. on.

Tickets, priced 6 euros, will be for sale on Wednesday, March 29, at the Pérez Galdós Theater, Monopol Cinema and Elder Museum of Science and Technology’s box offices, as well as through the link at the festival’s website, lpafilmfestival.com, and at the respective websites of the previous places.

“We are interested in terrible (…) funny and weird films, obsessive, disturbing but always, always, different”, asserts Jesús Palacios, coordinator of the cycle since its first edition, in the text he writes for this edition’s catalogue. And continues with the selected program: “here we have, too, ‘our musical of the year’, Córki Dancingu / The Lure (Agnieszka Smoczynska, Poland, 2016, 92 min.), but revolves around two cannibal mermaid sisters in the night of Warsaw, their rise within the filthy cabaret world and their fall to poetic tragedy”. The film, one of last year’s surprises at festivals such as Sitges, Fantasporto or Austin, “is an erotic, punk, romantic and hilarious revision of Andersen’s fairy tale and of the topic’s classic myths and legends”, points out Palacios.

Two other feature films, The Eyes of My Mother (Nicolas Pesce, USA, 2016, 76 min.) and Psycho Raman / Raman Raghav 2.0 (Anurag Kashyap, India, 2016, 135 min.) and the short films Hileta/Funeral (Kepa Sojo, Spain, 2017, 20 min.), Decorado (Alberto Vázquez, Spain, 2016, 11 min.), La siesta del ángel (Jimina Sabadú, Spain, 2017, 14 min.) and Juliette (Lora D’Addazio, Belgium, 2016, 7 min) complete the 2017 program.

The American The Eyes of My Mother is an independent auteur film full of human drama and feelings, though “we are not in front of Manchester by the Sea”, writes the film critic and writer when comparing two of last year’s most acclaimed films, “but inside a farm, lost in the farthest depths of Portugal, where a wicked surgery helps to overcome the pain and trauma”. The marathon’s third feature film is the Indian Psycho Raman / Raman Raghav 2.0, a thriller about psychopaths and police procedures inspired by the real story of a serial killer from the 60s.

Regarding the three short films included in this horror and fantastic film screening, Palacios has chosen from last year’s film production Hileta/Funeral, a tribute to Dreyer that has caused his corpse to get out of his grave and catch a plane to Vitoria in search of its director; Decorado, in which some characters move pass through an absurdity that is pure black humor and phantasmagoria; La siesta del ángel, a “romantic comedy” close to horror which takes place within the last bar near a funeral home; and Juliette, a Belgian title screened at the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival and the San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, which tells a driving tragedy with three young girls inside the car.

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