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Houston! There’s still time to make it to today’s BORGMAN screening

There are scary movies and then there are sinister movies – films that crawl under your skin and, for reasons you can’t quite put your finger on – send cold chills up your spine.

Houston! There’s still time to make it to today’s BORGMAN screening

There are scary movies and then there are sinister movies – films that crawl under your skin and, for reasons you can’t quite put your finger on – send cold chills up your spine.

Join us today for a screening of BORGMAN, the upcoming release from Drafthouse Films, as it screens as part of this weekend’s Fantastic Fest tour.

Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, BORGMAN is a Dutch thriller from director Alex van Warmerdam. Jan Bijvoet stars as Camiel Borgman, a mysterious drifter who may or may not have something special up his sleeve. Heck, I’m kind of convinced he’s the devil. In a calculating, methodical manner, Borgman worms his way into a family’s home – manipulating, deceiving and – when the lights go down – creeping around in the nude. What Borgman’s motivations might be is never quite clear. He certainly is up to no good and wherever he goes, strife and bitterness follows in his wake.

Not quite a horror film – though the movie is one of the creepiest films I’ve seen in some time – and not quite a comedy – though there are moments of inspired lunacy that will have you cracking more than a small smile, BORGMAN is an insanely watchable movie from beginning to end. There is a touch of surreal at the fringes of the film but never once does the movie delve too far into the abstract. This is a film that bats at perceptions like a cat at play – it, like Borgman himself, has a motive and an agenda when it comes to interacting with the audience – we’re just not always in the know.

Don’t miss an advanced screening of this film as part of the 2013 Fantastic Fest On Tour program.

Buy your tickets!

"Provides a wonderful sense of unease as to who deserves our sympathy." - Jordan Hoffman, Film.com

"A sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller that is likely to remain one of the most daring selections of this year's Cannes competish." - Guy Lodge, Variety

"A loopy, lopsided experiment" - David Calhoun, Time Out

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